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Clouds of Autumn

A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONNECTING US TO OUR FAMILIES

SCREENS ON THE 24TH MARCH AT 9:30 AM AT THE CIVIC THEATRE
REPEAT SCREENING 24TH MARCH AT 3:15 PM AT NGĀ PURAPURA

CLOUDS OF AUTUMN

Directed by Trevor Mack (Tsilhqot’in), Taylor Blais
Canada
2015

Set on the Tsilhqot’in plateau in the 1970s, Clouds of Autumn focuses on a young Indigenous boy named William and his older sister Shayl whose carefree childhoods are torn apart when Shayl is forced to attend a residential school. Singular visual interpretations infuse co-director Trevor Mack’s family history with a slowly shifting tone that evokes loss and love.

MAAP MORDAK – SKIN DEEP

Directed by Dot West (Ngoongar)
Australia
2014

Maap Mordak is a story about a fair skinned Aboriginal girl who is upset and confused about her own identity. Twelve year old Sonia races home very upset after being teased about the colour of her skin. To her surprise she finds comfort and spiritual wisdom from her Nan. However, Nan in her own uncanny way challenges Sonia to go deeper than the colour of her skin. An old adage used in a conversation between Nan and her husband provides Sonia with peace of mind and strength of heart. Maap Mordak is not just a short drama about race and identity, it’s also about the innocence and ability of a child to receive lessons in life from those long gone.

JAHKI LI LEAT JAGI VIELLJA – THIS YEAR IS NOT LAST YEAR’S BROTHER

Directed by Mai-Lis Eira (Sámi )
Norway
2014

Máhtte is a young reindeer herder, who has to face the political issues he and his father have to struggle with.

FISH

Directed by Saman Hosseinpuor
Hawaii
2013

An elderly couple is living in an apartment, the man is sleeping while the women is doing household chores .  She goes to change the water in the fish bowl but it slips and smashes. With no water in the tap – what will happen next?

 
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