director: Richard Fung
Riad Dades Birds, Douar Ifri, Morocco
March 21, 2020
shot on: iPad
edited with: iMovie
With a travel ban in place, Richard and his partner Tim, are stranded as the only guests in a small riad in the Dades Valley in southeast Morocco.
“Since March 21, Tim and I have been in lockdown south of the High Atlas mountains. The Moroccan government had announced they would stop trains and close interregional roads on March 24. Then without warning they closed things down early.
We missed the first two government-organized flights to Canada, as we weren’t given enough notice to get to the airports. By the third it felt safer to stay here rather than brave airports, planes and big cities; with a similar population Morocco has far fewer deaths than Canada.
We’re the only guests in a small riad in the Dades Valley. Only two staff too, as the owner is trapped in another town. But it’s stunningly beautiful and because it’s the countryside we can go for walks. The lockdown is supposed to last until May 20, airports not open before May 31. But everything is “jusqu’à nouvel ordre,” i.e., indefinitely.” – Richard Fung
director: Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Keg River, Alberta (57°57′N 117°28′W)
A day in the life of a young Cree girl isolated deep in the boreal forest of northern Alberta.
director: Curtis L. Wiebe
Two friends try to socialize online during the pandemic in this odd couple puppet movie.
director: Lindsay McIntyre
Airports all over the world from when we were allowed
Winter 2016/2017/2018/2019/ Summer 2020
We sit and wait in suspension.
director: Jacquelyn Mills
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What keeps us afloat during these times? For Jacquelyn it’s swimming in the ocean observing creatures, sounds, colors, shadows and the light below.
director: Milos Mitrovic
A lonely comedian prepares for a virtual stand up act.
director: Leslie Supnet
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Home movies of families visiting the Philippines - appearing and disappearing are used a metaphor for Leslie’s heightened dreams during the pandemic.
director: Fabián Velasco
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A man in isolation passes time by taking any bit of entertainment he can from the outside world.
director: Sophy Romvari
A short experimental film that explores the loss of identity that can occur when one submits oneself completely to technology.
director: Corinne Dunphy
Antigonish, Nova Scotia and Iqaluit, Nunavut
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A reflective visual diary of familiar memories from the lingering days of the pandemic.
director: Peter Lynch
A personal story about the cataclysmic life-altering events experienced during life under COVID 19.
director: Windolph Family (Janine Windolph)
July 26, 2020
Food brings a family together.
director: Robin McKenna
Near Wasauksing Marina, Georgian Bay, ON
June 24/25, 2020
When the busy-ness and distractions are taken away, and we're left with silence and stillness - what could we gain by looking more closely at where we are at?
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