Albert Dumont, an Algonquin from Pontiac County in Quebec, narrates his personal childhood experience of racism within his school and community. The incident did not shame him, however, but rather reinforced his pride in his heritage and the traditions of his ancestors.
React and Recover: A Program of Short Films
A family living for generations in a beautiful and generous house are forced out by guests who claim the home as their own. Claymation and poetic narration are elegantly deployed to craft this powerful allegory of injustice in Palestine.
An Orthodox Jewish woman and her transgender son revisit their shared past, travelling through the suburban neighbourhoods where he spent his childhood. The son responds to this trip with a letter to his mother, voicing their unspoken history of violence and finding comfort in the physical and emotional similarities he identifies between them.
The intricately beautiful process of glassblowing becomes a healing ritual as a woman struggles with the pain of a deeply felt personal loss.
Thousands of photographs, shadow and miniature puppetry, and a martial Indian folk dance are used to create a triptych of tales of violence. Through expressionistic storytelling methods, Bol! responds to the endemic communal violence and fear that plagues the modern world and calls upon everyone to actively struggle for peace.