Beyond the Familiall highlights films that challenge a singular unit of family, the nuclear stable family, while also thinking about chosen families, unconventional families.
Camila and Abril grew up together in a small town on the coast and are best friends. There´s an obvious and uncomfortable attraction between them. April's family will move to the city, their paths will have to separate forever. No one understands how to say goodbye to the person they love.
Araceli and Lulu have been together and away from their families for many decades. Now that they are old, they only depend on each other and no one else. In another part of the city, Julian struggles to explore his identity while living under the umbrella of his conservative mother and macho minded grandfather. A sudden event will draw an unexpected path between Arcelia and the young Julian
In The Dusk follows the journey of an elder Shaman (Tangad Borkhuu), who loses her only grandson after curing a dying boy. She is searching for a foal that the Gods tell her is the rebirth of her grandson. No one, including her son, believes in her, but she insists the Gods will reply to her call.
[𝗧𝗛𝗘 COVID-19 𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡 𝗔𝗦 𝗔 𝗠𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗥 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆] LGBTIQ people are no strangers to isolation. The film 'Lonesome' by Justice Khor is a documentary that explores the intersection of queerness and isolation. The film weaves together stories left as voice mails that talk about loneliness, seeking love and connection, and ultimately, self-acceptance.
To get to class on time, children from Vancouver's largest
social housing project were forced to jump shunting train cars that stood in their path. After months of advocating for a safe crossing, twenty-five mothers made their voices heard by blockading CN rail.
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