Militant Mother

Short Forum

To get to class on time, children from the Raymur social housing project were forced to cross perilous train tracks. After months of advocating for a safe crossing, 25 mothers made their voices heard by blockading CN Rail.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 2

Director Icon Director
Carmen Pollard

Carolyn Jerome, Nina Mercier, Safira Mercier, Otto Breternitz-Wall, Cassius Ellis
Producer Lisa Jackson, Lauren Grant, Carmen Pollard
Screenwriter Carmen Pollard
Cinematographer Claire Sanford, Grant Baldwin, Mike Mckinlay
Editor Carmen Pollard
Music Brent Belke, Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Production Company Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Diving Bell Films
Contact Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival
Canada 2021 8 min. Trailer


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Carmen Pollard is a Canadian director, producer, and editor who is focused on stories that centre underrepresented voices within the arts, social, and climate justice communities. She’s drawn to sensorial storytelling and finding new aesthetic languages to explore the boundaries between truth and fiction. Her award-winning work has been broadcast throughout North America, and has screened theatrically, on Netflix, and at festivals worldwide.

For Dear Life (2017)