Shorts Program: Through Our Rituals + Q&A

Shorts Program: Through Our Rituals + Q&A

What rituals and traditions do you hold close to your heart? Have they been passed down to you or ones you created for yourself? Do they include your friends or family (blood or chosen)? This program examines the ideas around sustaining customs as we’ve come to know them, and the kinship, understanding and healing they bring to our lives.

Q&A moderated by Aashna Thakkar

I do, but I don’t (Dir. Marlee Druker)
Rematriate: Passing the seeds (Dir. Shelby Lisk)
Waiting (انتظار) (Dir. Erum Khan)*
The Ritual of the Sex Magick Warriors (Dir. Maximilian Suillerot)*

*Directors in attendance for Q&A

Films in this program are co-presented by: Inside Out, Archive Counter Archive, Women on Screen, Native Women in the Arts, National Screen Institute, Toronto Queer Film Festival, CFMDC

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Shorts Program: Through Our Rituals + Q&A

8 Videos

  • 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival 2021

    Breakthroughs Film Festival is the only film festival in Canada devoted to showcasing short films by emerging women and non-binary directors.

    Learn about Breakthroughs Film Festival by logging onto www.breakthroughsfilmfestival.com/

  • Welcome to BFF 2021

    An intro to the 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival from Executive Director, Mariam Zaidi.

  • Through Our Rituals Intro

  • I do, but I don't

    Dir. by Marlee Druker

    A visual essay that explores weddings, marriage, and societal expectations with a look back on a childhood that set up unattainable standards.

  • Rematriate: Passing the Seeds

    Dir. by Shelby Lisk

    A documentation of a the inception and cultural significance of the “Passing the Seeds” wampum belt, created as a record of the agreement, relationship and story of the rematriation of a collection of heirloom seeds from the Sisters of Providence in Kingston to Ratinenhayén:t...

  • Waiting

    Dir. by Erum Khan

    A young woman journeys to visit her grandmother. What transpires between the unsaid and silence propels into a prolonged moment of tension and desires of connection.

  • The Ritual Of The Sex Magick Warriors

    Dir. by Maximilian Suillerot

    Through empathy, telepathy and tactile care, the Sex Magick Warriors spill the tea on their means of survival in these harsh urban environments. The ritual exposes the hardships of this army of lovers and reveals their sensual strategy for self preservation.

  • Q&A - Through Our Rituals

    Q&A moderated by Aashna Thakkar

    I do, but I don’t (Dir. Marlee Druker)
    Rematriate: Passing the seeds (Dir. Shelby Lisk)
    Waiting (انتظار) (Dir. Erum Khan)*
    The Ritual of the Sex Magick Warriors (Dir. Maximilian Suillerot)*

    *Directors in attendance for Q&A