Thursday, April 11 – 10:00AM & 11:45AM at the Roundhouse Community Center
Each documentary in this program is unique in form and topic. Treat yourself to a smorgasbord of delights that are sure to excite the mind and senses.
Themes: gender, Indigenous history, accessibility, feminism
Short film program recommended for grades 5-7
Please note that the following film is subtitled: Carlotta’s Face
Carlotta is unable to recognize her own face in a mirror. She has struggled with this rare condition from an early age. Using pixilated images, co-directors Valentin Riedl, a neuroscientist, and Frédéric Schuld, an author and animator, reveal the complexity of face blindness and the confusion it causes.
Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—twelve minutes of archive-inspired cinema that recast the past, present and future of Inuit in a radiant new light. Embedding historic footage into original animation, this young new talent from the North, Asinnajaq, who also goes by Isabella Weetaluktuk, conjures up a vision of hope and beautiful possibility.
Performing themselves, twelve girls participate in a hybrid documentary/work of theatre as they investigate the curious and unique creature commonly known as the 12-year-old girl. Hot off the heels of her dazzling appearance in the Australian coming-of-age drama, 52 Tuesdays, Tilda Cobham-Hervey’s directorial debut is an astounding accomplishment not only for the detailed attention to its subjects, but also for the inventive and playful manner in which it disrupts the documentary form.
Exploring the lives of five gender-creative kids, this thoughtful and tender documentary serves up intimate and essential viewing for children and adults alike. Celebrating self-determination and acceptance, these remarkable young people invite us into their imaginations and sometimes challenging experiences, showing us what it really means to be your true self.