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ALT | True North Shorts

There are experiences that leave a mark. Their documentation takes myriad forms. Flood (Joseph Amenta) + In Which Life Continues Without Time (Sheridan Tamayo-Henderson) + My Heart Is Walking Around Outside of My Body (Matthew Taylor Blais) + No Crying at the Dinner Table (Carol Nguyen) + The Physics of Sorrow (Theodore Ushev) + Pinch (Diego MacLean) + Pools (Seth Fluker) + This Ink Runs Deep (Asia Youngman)


Director: Joseph Amenta / ON, 2019, 13 min.
A queer teenage boy takes his younger sister on an adventure for her 10th birthday. When their celebration is interrupted, the price of their seemingly carefree freedom is revealed. more...

In Which Life Continues Without Time

Director: Sheridan Tamayo-Henderson / BC, 2019, 3 min.
A playful investigation of the paradoxes of motion and the anxieties inherent in contemplating the commuter life. more...

My Heart Is Walking Around Outside of My Body

Director: Matthew Taylor Blais / BC, 2019, 6 min.
Last autumn, a baby was born. more...

No Crying at the Dinner Table

Director: Carol Nguyen / ON, 2019, 16 min.
A collection of family secrets, confessions, and confrontation. more...

The Physics of Sorrow

Director: Theodore Ushev / QC, 2019, 27 min.
Sometimes, the apocalypse is a strictly personal affair… We are all immigrants, even if the only country we’ve left behind is childhood, abandoning it along with our collections of chewing-gum wrappers, toy cars, games, and pecks on the cheek. We don’t truly feel at home until we open up our suitcase - the "time capsule" holding the hidden treasures of our youth. more...


Director: Diego Maclean / BC, 2019, 4 min.
A man discovers a secret power that could change everything. more...


Director: Seth Fluker / ON, BC, 2019, 13 min.
A sensory exploration of the creative process that follows a musician’s progress in completing her first album. more...

This Ink Runs Deep

Director: Asia Youngman / BC, 2019, 17 min.
All across Canada, Indigenous artists are reawakening traditional tattoo practices - and sometimes lending them a contemporary twist - as a way to reclaim their cultures and identities. more...
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2019
Running Time: 99 mins


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