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Occurs on Sunday June 16 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 24 minutes


3 Victoria Street
St. John's NL A1C 3V2

Event Notes


Reflecting on Truth: Vivid Stories about Memory and Reconstructing the Past

Cumha DIRECTOR: Elena Horgan . Ireland . 6 minutes

In this moving experimental documentary, a young Irish filmmaker contemplates her Gaelic roots, and their intersection with language, land, and identity.

A Fish Story DIRECTOR: Yasmine Majchrzak, Michael Peers . NL . 6 minutes An eccentric old man in a local pub tells tales too tall to be true.

Hebron Relocation DIRECTOR: Holly Andersen . NL . 13 minutes In 1959, residents of the community of Hebron were told that hey would be divided up and relocated to more southerly communities across Labrador. Weaving together intimate stories from her community with rare footage that gives us a glimpse of community life during this upheaval, director Holly Andersen of Makkovik gives a heartfelt look at a difficult past that has changed the lives of Labrador Inuit forever.

Memorable Night DIRECTOR: Romain Fleury . France . 8 minutes At a retirement home, Robert, who has Alzheimer's, and Marcelle prepare for a rare night out at a discotheque.

Neighbour Abdi DIRECTOR: Douwe Dijkstra . Netherlands . 29 minutes Somali-born Abdi, now a furniture designer and support-worker in the Netherlands, teams up with his filmmaker and special effects expert neighbor to reenact a tumultuous past marked by war and crime. Using special effects and playful reconstructions, they explore Abdi's painful history in a playful and revealing way.

Slow Light DIRECTOR: Kijek / Adamski . Poland . 10 minutes Born blind, the hero of this film turns seven before he begins to see images from the past that soon follow him like a curse. Like the stars in the night sky, what he sees has often long since passed away and gone out. A tragic story told beautifully

Summer 96 DIRECTOR: Mathilde Bédouet . France . 12 minutes Every summer, Paul’s family has a picnic on a small French island reached only by causeway at low-tide. When the tide takes them by surprise this year, they’re forced to spend the night on the beach. In this beautiful hand-drawn tale, a young boy wrestles with the eternal between the world of adults and that of children, and becomes aware of his individuality.

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