Shorts Program: Through the Generations + Q&A

Shorts Program: Through the Generations + Q&A

This collection of shorts considers the process of family planning, preservation, and betterment for generations to come. From the ways we grow our families, the language and heritage we pass on, and how we come together in the face of trials. This program highlights how we celebrate, grieve and display resilience through shared experience.

Q&A moderated by Aashna Thakkar

êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines (Dir. Theola Ross)*
Fo(u)r (Dir. Ashley James)
Inuit Languages in the 21st Century (Dir. Ulivia Uviluk)
Daughter (Dir. Daria Kashcheeva)
Ain't No Time for Women (Dir. Sarra El Abed)*

*Directors in attendance for Q&A

Films in this program are co-presented by Hot Docs, TAIS, WIFT-T, Toronto Arab Film Festival

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Shorts Program: Through the Generations + Q&A

9 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 The Generations Intro

  • êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines

    Dir. by Theola Ross

    A Cree filmmaker and her white partner document their fertility process from finding an Indigenous donor, to parenting as an interracial queer couple.

  • Fo(u)r

    Dir. by Ashley James

    A couple struggles to define the future of their relationship after years of trying to conceive. As tensions grow, Noah seeks common ground, while Dara throws herself into the creation of a theatre performance.

  • Inuit Languages in the 21st Century

    Dir. by Ulivia Uviluk

    Colonial languages have threatened the survival of Inuktitut, a complex language that includes several dialects which varies from one generation to another. Could today's technologies be the solution to the language’s survival?

  • Daughter

    Dir. by Daria Kashcheeva

    In a hospital room, a daughter recalls a moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace that has led to a strained relationship with her father for many years.

  • Ain't No Time for Women

    Dir. by Sarra El Abed

    A group of women gather at a Tunis hair salon on the eve of the 2019 presidential election. The salon is transformed into a town square, mirroring the internal turmoil of the country and giving us an intimate look into Tunisia’s young democracy.

  • Q&A - Through the Generations

    Q&A moderated by Aashna Thakkar

    êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines (Dir. Theola Ross)*
    Fo(u)r (Dir. Ashley James)
    Inuit Languages in the 21st Century (Dir. Ulivia Uviluk)
    Daughter (Dir. Daria Kashcheeva)
    Ain't No Time for Women (Dir. Sarra El Abed)*

    *Directors in attendance for Q&A