Launch of Documentary Futurism: The Films
Join us for the launch of the Documentary Futurism program featuring 15 cutting-edge, genre-setting films.
Documentary Futurism takes inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction. The program's 15 films inaugurate a new genre, which blends documentary tropes with the speculative arts. Coming from diverse communities all across the country, the films cover a wide-range of topics from queer sexuality to decolonization to living with mental health issues, and each filmmaking team brings an innovative and distinctive approach to documenting that which is yet to occur.
Bretten Hannam / Canada / 2018 / 7' / L’nui’simk
A pair of Mi’kmaw helpers travel the land, removing toxic remnants of the past.
Brishkay Ahmed / Canada / 2018 / 10' / Dari with English subtitles
Sometime in the future, the women of Afghanistan rule.
Andrew Chiu / Canada / 2018 / 12' / English
150 years in the future, a Canadian refugee reflects on her escape and the new path she finds herself forced onto.
Mylène Augustin & Feven Ghebremariam / Canada / 15' / English, French, Pidgin and Atikamekw with English subtitles
On a trip to Tiohtià:ke for the 150th anniversary of Expo 67, Sam, a 15-year-old Cameroonian girl traces the steps of her great grandmother who lived there over a hundred years ago.
COULEUR DU MOMENT
Jeremy Sandor / Canada / 2018 / 15' / English
A colour forecasting agency documents its human employees on their last day at the office.
Quentin Ducados Tayeb Hadji & Marwen Tlili / Canada / 2018 / 18' / French with English subtitles
Des solitudes ou comment les projets artistiques des uns créent un enfer pour d'autres, minoritaires.
Roxann Whitebean / Canada / 2018 / 5' / Mohawk and English
Enhior'hén:ne explores Mohawks children's predictions about the state of mother earth 200 years into the future.
HERE AND MARS
Mariam Zaidi / Canada / 2018 / 7' / English
JK is a 26 year-old astronaut selected to go on a mission to Mars in the year 2035. As she gets ready for her momentous day, she reflects on her past and the people who helped her get to where is she is now.
WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN HEROES
Andrés Salas-Parra / Canada / 2018 / 18' / French with English subtitles
In a world with nothing left to mine, communication has become the main resource for humanity to exist. The challenge? To stay connected.
Andréanne Germain / Canada / 2018 / 6' / English
A teenager unwillingly deletes her best friend in this bittersweet coming of age story set in a world where augmented reality has gamified existence.
Thirza Jean Cuthand / Canada / 2018 / 13' / English
After white people have left Earth for Mars, Indigenous people talk about their work reclaiming the lands and restoring the health of the planet and their communities.
Taina Da Silva & Becca Redden / Canada / 2018 / 16' / Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) with English subtitles
150 years from now, two warrior siblings document their community, who survived climate change, and become the focus of an event that will change them forever.
THE UNIVERSE ACCORDING TO DAN BUCKLEY
Robert Santaguida / Canada / 2018 / 10' / English
In the beginning, there was nothing — you can get nothing easily.
The shorts program will last approximately three hours and include a 15-minute intermission. All of the films are either screening in English or with English subtitles. Tickets will be available shortly!
For more information, visit documentaryfuturism.ca.
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