(BEING) WOMEN IN CANADA / (ÊTRE) UNE FEMME AU CANADA
Wake Up! (Réveille!)
Directed by Jessie Short, 5:58 | Experimental Documentary | 2015
A woman transforms into Louis Riel in an exploration of Métis identity.
Directed by Danielle Sturk, 2:44 | Personal Documentary | 2015
A woman comes clean in a car wash.
Directed by Tricia Wasney, 4:47 | Experimental Documentary | 1992
An experimental short exploring the tenuous grasp the promises we make have on our lives.
We're Talking Vulva (On parle de vulve)
Directed by Shawna Dempsey and Tracy Traeger, Written by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, 5:00 | Comedy / music video | 1990
At long last, everything you've always wanted to know about "down there" but were afraid to ask. A tender tale wherein our heroine, Ms. V. soul-sisters her way into your heart with the hottest rap this side of the uterus.
Directed by Erica Eyres, 5:33 | Experimental Narrative | 2006
The story of a girl whose only desire is to have her ears pierced just like her nemesis, Jenny Johnson. The character begs her mother relentlessly to let her pierce her ears. When this method fails again and again, it forces the girl to seek another path.
une femme n’est pas une île
Directed by Eve Majzels, 3:32 | Fiction / Narrative / Music Video | 2006
Jean-Luc Godard trips over her record player and falls down the stairs.
Directed by Michelle Elrick, 3:37 | Narrative Poetry | 2015
SQUARE (CARRÉ) is the story of a room that undergoes a series of dream-like transformations during a woman's mundane morning routine. Throughout the film, objects are transformed, exaggerated, dismantled and re-imagined, addressing the transient nature of place and distorted perspective of memory.
Directed by Caroline Monnet, 4:35 | Experimental Personal Documentary | 2009
The re-imagination of the generational passage of traditional knowledge between a woman and her grandmother moon.
How to Steal a Canoe (Comment voler un canoë)
Directed by Amanda Strong, 4:10 | Animation / Music Video | 2016
How to Steal a Canoe is a song that tells the story of a young Nishnaabeg woman and an old Nishnaabeg man rescuing a canoe from a museum and returning it to the lake it was meant to be with, a story of stealing back the precious parts of us, which were always ours in the first place. The spoken lyrics are by Nishnaabeg poet Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, and the original score is by Cree cellist Cris Derksen.
gains + losses (gains + pertes)
Directed by Leslie Supnet, 3:25 | Drama / Animation | 2011
Through situational vignettes, gains + losses (gains + pertes) illustrates Supnet’s thoughts on death and other personal, day-to-day anxieties. Made as a goodbye letter to a deceased beloved, the work touches on internal grief, tempered with a playful sense of humour and lo-fidelity charm.
Directed by Rhayne Vermette, 15:23 | Experimental Documentary / Animation | 2017
This is the story of the godlike architect, Carlo Mollino, animated within the desk space of failed architect, Rhayne Vermette. Made with love on 16mm, 35 and Super 8, this Pygmalion-esque tale investigates intersections between cinema and architecture.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.