Facing the Frontier
presented by capilano university
Sunday, October 27, 2019
SIFF Cinema Uptown 1
ADULT: $13 | YOUTH: $12 | GROUP: $11
Beyond borders lie important stories. Tales of family bonds, harrowing journeys to freedom, the walls we create to separate cultures and identities and the ways we treat those who we see as "different." As we work to acknowledge the hardships we place on others, the first step to forgiveness is understanding.
Julia Elihu - 22, Leslie Susman - 21, John DeVito - 21, Thomas Wade - 20
When Amelia, a gritty, hard-working, young woman realizes that her undocumented mother and closest confidant, Mariana, might get in trouble with the authorities, she is abruptly confronted with the idea of a life on her own.
Natalie Harris - 21
Uma Fruta Estranha is a visual poem exploring the difficult realities that bind Afro-Brazilians and African-Americans across continents. However, it is also an expression of gratitude for the resilience and beauty that their ancestors taught them - the glue that connects them within the African Diaspora.
Prabhjot Nijjar - 21, Mekelah Vasquez-Brown - 21, Karina Jesson - 20, Gurleen Kaur - 22
Mera Biba Puth is a dramatic story about Arshdeep, a recently-divorced mother, who tries to raise her daughter and keep the family afloat financially, all while aspiring to achieve her dream career. She struggles to overcome the judgemental eyes of her community and family, as well as trying to find her own independence.
Gurleen Kaur - 22, Prabhjot Nijjar - 21, Nic Peerson - 21
A bright young elementary school student, Hargun, has taken the mission upon herself to become a part of the popular kids. Leaving her old friends behind, she does everything in her power to impress Syra and her crew.
Paul Daniel Torres - 21, Cameron Thorpe - 21, Logan Wagner - 21, George Bull- 21
Robbed of his future by a racist thug, Latin-Canadian teen Tony Tenorio must go on a heroes journey of self discovery though Toronto. Where he'll become the man he's meant to be, or succumb to racial stereotypes.