Shelter is a multi-layered experimental film that cleverly weaves archival social commentary and recent political activism in a playful analysis of our culture's misplaced priorities. The film blends a variety of appropriated material - including a homeless demonstration during the gala premiere of an Atom Egoyan film at the Toronto Film Festival - with archival footage of circuses, westerns, and Pierre Burton discussing the pros and cons of building a bomb shelter.

Shelter also celebrates the inherent qualities of the film medium, qualities that have quickly become marginalized through the current obsession with digital technology.

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  • 16 mm,
  • AppleProRes,
  • Beta SP,
  • H.264


  • Director: Roberto Ariganello

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