Framing Landscapes: Shorts Program

Framing Landscapes: Shorts Program

Various Directors | 
Canada/US |
 2016-2018 | 
74 minutes

In a journey through light, dust, and snow, this set of formally conscious films reflects on cinema’s ability to reveal histories hidden in physical environments. -MS

Occupation of Memory • Jade Baxter, Canada, 2017, 5 mins
The legacy of colonial memory is directly confronted on Nlaka’pamux territory.

Wind Should Be Heard Not Seen • Claire Sanford, Canada, 2018, 13 mins
A striking reminder that we are all connected through the air we breathe.

Kingsway • Jeffery Chong, Canada, 2017, 7 mins
Kingsway is reimagined as a frenetic collage of lights, signs and movement.

Empire Valley • Ryan Ermacora, Canada, 2018, 13 mins
Exquisitely composed images of Tsilhqot’in territory in central British Columbia are captured on 35mm, obscuring the boundaries between light, land, and time. 

Tracking Sasquatch • Christina Battle, Canada, 2016, 8 mins
Google Earth imagery takes us on a journey in search of this elusive biped.

Optimism • Deborah Stratman, Canada/US, 2018, 15 mins
Using Super 8 film and audio interviews, internationally-renowned artist Deborah Stratman crafts a playful winterscape portrait of Dawson City, Yukon Territory. 

Nuuca • Michelle Latimer, Canada/US, 2017, 13 mins
A haunting essay that contemplates the connection between the abuse of the natural landscape and violence inflicted upon Indigenous women and girls.