VIFF Short Forum: Programme 1

Short Forum
Country of Origin: Canada
76 min.

Short films playing in this program:

  • Canucks Riot I
  • Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map
  • Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again
  • Nalujuk Night
  • Solitary Skies
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Nalujuk Night THUMBNAIL

Nalujuk Night

Director: Jennie Williams / QC, NS, 2021, 14 min.

Every January 6th, the Inuit community of Nain, Labrador, awaits the Nalujuit, eerie figures that come in from the sea dressed in tattered fur clothing, frightfully descend on homes, and playfully chase locals with sticks and chains. Learn More...

Canucks Riot I THUMBNAIL

Canucks Riot I

Director: Lewis Bennett / BC, 2021, 10 min.

The chaos on the streets of Vancouver that unfolded in the wake of the Canucks’ loss in the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals is revisited from dozens of perspectives. Learn More...

Solitary Skies THUMBNAIL

Solitary Skies

Director: Amanda Cassidy / BC, 2021, 10 min.

A meditative stop-frame animation exploring our connection to the natural world through sound and slow movement. Learn More...

Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map THUMBNAIL

Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map

Director: Teresa Alfeld / BC, 2021, 8 min.

Veteran activist and first-term Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson works alongside the next generation of anti-poverty activists fighting systemic inequality. Learn More...

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again THUMBNAIL

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again

Director: Courtney Montour / QC, 2021, 34 min.

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement. Learn More...


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