Who will bury us when we’re dead?

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“If you stare at something long enough, you start to see things that aren’t there…”  A clash of cultures reflect on the long and winding path of the human condition, and the things lost, taken, and resurrected en route.

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Still image from Arrival ArchivesArrival Archives
dir. Maya Bastian
2018 | Canada | 11 min.

Two families, similar identities. Fleeing violence, they sought refuge in Canada and began a new life. This is the experience of thousands of people in our great country and yet these stories go mostly untold. Arrival Archives is an artful exploration of newcomer arrival stories, told through a multi-generational viewpoint. The stories intertwine as one, illustrating that Canada’s cultural landscape is a communal experience shared by many different faces.




Still image from Bravo CanadaBravo Canada!
dir. Jocelyn Piirainen
2019 | Manitoba | 2 min.

“Bravo Canada!” is a short experimental film that confronts past and present histories, and poetically examines the complexities of identity through cultural artifacts.





Still image from The Bony LadyThe Bony Lady (La Flaca)
dir. Adriana Barbosa / Thiago Zanato
2018 | Mexico / Brazil / United States | 20 min.

La Flaca is a film about Arely Vazquez, a transgender woman and leader of the Santa Muerte (Saint Death) Cult in Queens, New York. During her yearly celebration to the Bony Lady (“La Flaca” as she likes to call her), Arely faces a lot of challenges to fulfill a promise she made ten years ago.




Still image from The Violence Of A Civilization Without SecretsThe Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets
dir. Adam Khalil / Zack Khalil / Jackson Polys
2017 | United States | 10 min.
An urgent study on the historical violence of museum archives.





Still image from Dziadzio

dir. Aaron Ries Dziadzio
2018 | Canada | 12 min.

As the summer days grow longer, 22 year-old Stefania — who lives with her aging Polish grandfather in the suburbs of Toronto — begins to spiral into fantasy in this unpredictable and darkly comedic drama about intergenerational disconnect and malaise.




Still image from Excess Will Save Us

Excess Will Save Us
dir. Morgane Dziurla-Petit
2018 | Sweden / France | 4 min.

In a small village in the North of France, an attack alert has been set off due to the combination of two events: the beginning of the hunting season and an argument between drunk Polish workers.