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Images Festival — Meet You More Than Half-Way: The Toronto We Know
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
From the Images Festival website:
On Screen Sunday April 23 2017, 7:00PM
Meet You More Than Half-Way: The Toronto We Know
CANADA/AFGHANISTAN, 2016, 12 MIN
Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso /Come To Me, Paradise
CANADA/PHILIPPINES, 2016, 26 MIN
Lessons for Polygamists
CANADA, 2016, 16 MIN
Does the Sand Hear the Waves?
CANADA/IRAN, 2016, 30 MIN
Works by Toronto Artists
The films in this program are disparate in style, all employing different experimental and documentary techniques to unsettle the stories they tell. While all possess strong authorial voices, nothing here is expected or given, even as they reach out to meet us more than half way. The layered voices that emerge in each work shift across registers of audibility and visibility in the form of intertitles, translated subtitles, personal recountings, speculative framings, telephone calls, diary fragments, voice recordings, re-animations, selfies, stolen hand-held recordings, drone footage, and family photographs. However, what connects them is that from work to work, each tells its particular story of migration and loss, what it means to remember the past, what it means to be a family, what it means to belong.
Tickets for this screening can be purchased online.
Images Festival runs at venues across the city April 20th to 27th.