After her husband’s death, Cecile becomes an agoraphobic hoarder, paradoxically practicing what she loves — gardening — indoors without the help of direct sunlight. She orders worms to grow a rare flower. Though they help the flower grow, the development comes at a price when the worms create a black hole that absorbs everything she cherishes. In Full Bloom is a surrealist short film about overcoming the loss of a partner within the parameters of living as a female Vietnamese immigrant.
Femme Queen Chronicles is a web-series about the lives of four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, trade, and shade in the city of Detroit; brought to life by black trans women themselves. In Episode One, the four friends just try to make it through the day without getting clocked as trans women — or clocking someone else over the head instead.
Through the eyes of Randell Adjei, we understand the gravity of the issues facing Scarborough youth today. Amidst gun violence, poverty, and stigmatization, we see resilience through community, art, and a passion for change. This resilience is highlighted through R.I.S.E., a spoken word event that has been quietly operating in Malvern for the last 6 years and changing lives, including that of the director, Danica Ricamara.
A young artist takes a bus ride that makes her question reality as several eclectic characters take her to task on where she's going with her life. As a piece of a multimedia art film project, 'Riding with Aunt D. Dot' combines Director Bree Gant's radical imagination, real-life woes, and her own experience on riding the Detroit city bus to tell the story of a disillusioned Detroit artist struggling to ground herself mentally.
A woman explores her personal history through journals, artwork, and family photos to overcome her shame about her body. When her childhood medical records reveal that she was obese at 3 years old, she questions when being fat became a choice. As she reflects on the negative messages that have been imprinted upon her body, she must confront her core insecurities.
In Chúng Tôi Nhẩy Đầm ở Nhà (We Dance At Home), Huynh revisits her family’s personal home video collections to explore her parents’ unique Vietnamese diasporic experiences of living in Peterborough, Ontario, for over 35 years. Through interviews and juxtaposing archival footage with present day documentation, together, we explore the following: How are their ideas of "home" changing? What role did the "home" play in building a community and a sense of belonging?
Joshua DePerry, also known as Classic Roots, is a Toronto-based music producer and performer pioneering “PowWow Techno.” Redefining what it means to be urban and Indigenous, he prepares to start the next chapter of his life as an artist and educator in the world's techno capital: Berlin.