October 18 – 23

72 MIN

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Mothers Of
Canada | 2018 | 21 Min
DIR: Ross Lai

US PREMIERE

A woman, forced to serve over ten years in jail after suffering a stillbirth in her ninth month of pregnancy, illuminates El Salvador’s hyper-strict abortion regulations.

 

Made in Palestine (صنع في فلسطين)
Palestine, USA | 2019 | 8 Min
DIR: Mariam Dwedar

US PREMIERE

Hirbawi Textiles is the last remaining factory in Palestine that produces the iconic Palestinian scarf known as the Kuffiyeh.

 

Fast Horse
Canada | 2018 | 13 Min
DIR: Alexandra Lazarowich

This film explores the return of the Blackfoot bareback horse racing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay.

 

Ài Bàba (Love Dad)
USA | 2019 | 6 Min
DIR: Connie Huang

An intimate recording between a mother and her seven-year-old daughter discussing divorce.

 

Roughly Delicate
USA | 2018 | 14 Min
DIR: Heqiuzi Wang

Firearm and footwear. Food and space. Memory and reality. Chinese women immigrants shoot guns and dance to fight their insecurities.

 

Simple Things (Dvarim Pshutim)
Israel | 2019 | 31 Min
DIR: Liel Sharon-Gur

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Raised on a secular Israeli kibbutz, an ultra-Orthodox Jew searches for love the ultra-Orthodox way: set-up on over 100 dates by her determined matchmaker.

 

Sponsored by The Helis Foundation and Canada

This screening is free thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation.