SHORTS SCREENING SERIES

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 | 9:30PM
CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION (ANNEX)

* Please note that this event is a part of our Opening Night Reception and is only accessible with a ticket to our Opening Night Film.

The shorts screening series will have a dedicated Held Space and an active listener on-site, should you need to talk.

 

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HOW TO DISARM A FIGHTER JET

Directed by Natalie Thomas
SHORT FILM | 20 minutes | 2018 | Toronto Premiere
Language: English with English subtitles | Rating: 18A

Early one January in 2017 a priest and a quaker activist were discovered midway through a break-in at an airbase in the north of England. Their plan was to destroy British made fighter jets bound for the war in Yemen. These jets were part of a multibillion pound weapons deal with Saudi Arabia: a deal that politicians, legal experts and NGOs have deemed illegal. Charged with criminal damage, the pair gambled their liberty for a chance to put the arms trade on trial.


OVER THE WALL

Directed by Roy Zafrani
SHORT FILM | 12 minutes | 2017 | Canadian Premiere
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles | Rating: PG

A coincidental meeting between two kids from both sides of the separation wall catches them by surprise, as they learn that reality is different than what they’ve been told.

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WE THE CHILDREN

Directed by Jamal Joseph & Mike De Caro
SHORT FILM | 22 minutes | 2018 | Canadian Premiere
Language: English with English subtitles | Rating: PG

This film captures Pono students’ concerns about the 2016 election results and their ensuing political journey. Filmmakers Jamal Joseph and Mike DeCaro follow the children, ages 7 to 11, as they study constitutional law, engage in activism, and get involved in New York City’s Harlem community. The subjects of We the Children ultimately challenge the general perception of children’s limited role in politics and encourage viewers to consider children’s political voice.


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TIMBÓ

Directed by Peiman Zekavat
SHORT FILM | 9 minutes | 2017 | Language: Portuguese with English subtitles | Rating: PG

Construction of dams by energy companies in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, and severely affect the community of the indigenous people in the area.

If built, the dams would flood an area the size of London, Paris and Amsterdam combined. The flood would also cause a large amount of toxic plants to dissolve in the water, leading to severe poisoning or even death among the local tribes. These plants are commonly known as Timbó.


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GAZE

Directed by Farnoosh Samadi
SHORT FILM | 15 minutes | 2018 | Toronto Premiere
Language: Farsi with English subtitles | Rating: 14A

On her way back from work a woman witnesses something happening in the bus and she has to decide if she reveals it or not.