Whether dealing with blindness, memory loss or grief, families are always there to support each other. Ties are tested for siblings, parents, and parents-to-be in these short and stunning slices of family life.
BLIND – CAN – 8 min - Sean Garrity
After a man learns that his daughter is losing her sight, he takes her across Canada to see the Rockies before she goes blind.
CARRY ON – CHN/USA – 17 min - Yatao Li
In this heartfelt tale of sacrifice, a father struggles to protect his daughter in Japanese occupied China during the Second World War.
GOD IS THE GREATEST – GER/USA – 10 min - Kai Gero Lenke
After a woman is shot on a street in Aleppo, her son is in a state of shock.
TEMPORARY – IRAN – 15 min - Behzad Azadi
Bound by poverty and custom in Iran, a single mother receives a financial offer to become the temporary wife of an unknown man.
CHICKEN (T'ES PAS GAME) – CAN – 12 min - Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers
David and Margot were never bored with their fun-loving relationship, but how far is too far in a game of chicken?
CUTAWAY – CAN – 7 min - Kazik Radwanski
An intimate portrait of a labourer coming to terms with a life-changing event.
GODHEAD – CAN – 11 min - Connor Gaston
A broken family learns to cope when their autistic son shows them everything they need – without saying anything at all.
THE WEATHERMAN AND THE SHADOW BOXER – CAN – 10 min - Randall Lloyd Okita
Two brothers share the scars, but not the memories, of an untold family history that has driven them to existential extremes.
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