Gala Screenings + Special Presentations

Gala Screenings + Special Presentations

Baljit Sangra
Canada
2019
85 minutes
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years.

Kelly O'Brien
Canada
85 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

A live documentary performance that combines the collective sharing of one’s personal life — now habitual on social media — with the 20th century tradition of a family slideshow to unearth the poetry found within the everyday.

Tasha Hubbard
Canada
2019
98 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Few events in recent Canadian history have sparked as much media attention and outrage as the death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who was murdered on a farm in rural Saskatchewan in 2016. Tasha Hubbard’s essential film follows his family’s fight for justice while casting an unflinching look at systemic racism in Canada.

Hepi Mita
New Zealand
2018
87 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:30pm

Directed by her youngest son Hepi Mita, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a tender posthumous tribute to his mother’s life and career. A notorious agitator, her films bear witness to the injustice Māori people face in New Zealand, providing a voice for Māori people and especially for Māori women.