Inspired by the 2001 Algerian film Little Senegal, Roots and Chains is a stop-motion animation that highlights the beauty in the darkest corners of migrant experiences.
Grades 7-8 2016
Set in 1970s Saskatchewan, Assini, a young Indigenous girl, comes to terms with what it means to be an “Indian.” Beautifully shot and scored, Assini will leave audiences feeling nostalgic for long summer days, and acutely aware of the complex challenges faced by First Nations then and now.
Welcome to Hoodoe, the land of the Hoodonians. This nomadic civilization exiled from one planet to the next based on their physical appearance. In this vibrant experimental sci-fi, The Hoodonians main goals are survival, and to protect their home.
A teen attends a senior poetry slam showcase with the hopes to recite a personal poem. However, an uninvited guest arrives and causes some tension. Pronouns is a powerful exploration of identity, family dynamics, gender norms, and intersectionality.
Surrounded by wolves in sheepskin, a young girl is confined to living in a convent. At first glance, our heroine appears to be simply like the other children, but under further inspection she is wise to the trick that is being played on her innocence. No longer numb to the opiates casted by her oppressors, she now must face the realities of what life truly is.
Adapted from T. S. Eliot’s “the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Imagining Time contains all the tender tones, delicate melodies, and surrealist symbolism of a love song. Sinik brilliantly captures the isolation, introversion, and passivity introduced in Eliot’s verse, “Let us go then, you and I.”
With laughter, heartbreak, antics and spice, Pyaaz is a tale of unfolding layers and the circumstances of a new immigrant family in Canada. Teenage Aryan misses the friends he left behind in India. His brother is getting ready for a new beginning and furthering his education. On their drive to the grocery store, a crucial family secret is revealed.
Three thirteen-year-old girls and a copy of Playgurl magazine: will they find the key to womanhood? In this ode to Degrassi Junior High and the coming-of-age films of the 80s, Love Stinks is a rare gem that will draw you into a world of bedroom gossip and closet fun!