Ava, a counsellor setting up a Pentecostal summer camp on a Northwest coast island, finds two fugitives from El Salvador who've wrecked their stolen boat while trying to reach the Canadian border. Over the course of a long day, Ava must decide whether she will -- or can -- help them.   Meanwhile, at her summer cottage, Reena and her son Greg spy on them with Greg's drone, and this conflict ends in calamity.  The film, shot entirely on Gambier Island, B.C., pits Ava's spiritual values against the maxims of organized religion and fear of the unknown.

Actors: Aliya Boulanger, Gabrielle Rose, Andres Soto,  Saul Camargo, Donald Auger, Adam Klassen, 
Cinematographer: Suzanne Friesen
Art Director: Ina Cusi
Editor: Bijan Karim
Composer: Martin Gotfrit
Sound Design: Jeremy Therrien
Drone Operator & Stills: Dave Kauffman

This artwork has been temporarily uploaded to VUCAVU by the artist.

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Screening Formats

  • DVCam


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  • Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society is an Artist-Run Centre based in Vancouver, BC. Through equ