Shane Koyczan's poetry has made him a Canadian icon. This documentary shows its role in reconciling him to his estranged father.
Canadian icon Shane Koyczan has brought his spoken word poetry to stages all over the world, including TED Talks that have gone viral and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This documentary, both an introduction to his poetry and an exploration of his relationships with those around him, highlights his journey of seeking reconciliation with his father who abandoned him at an early age, and how in order to accomplish this, Koyczan has to rely on his poetry's vulnerability like never before.
Created by friend and filmmaker Stuart Gilles, SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING is directed by Vancouver-based filmmaker, Melanie Wood (FOR DEAR LIFE) and is at once distinctly Canadian, and definitively human.
SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING will be preceded by the short film:
STORIES OF THE HIP: ONE NIGHT IN KINGSTON - Canada - 6 min - Braden Dragomir
Three fans of the Tragically Hip take separate journeys to Kingston to be among the 30,000 there for the culmination of the band's Man Machine Poem tour, a concert tuned into by almost 1/3 of Canadians.