director: Brenda Longfellow
If there’s anyone who knows how to survive a lockdown it’s federally sentenced women.
“LOCKDOWN weaves together zoom conversations with 6 formerly incarcerated women who offer advice on how to survive a lockdown. They put current government-imposed restrictions into perspective, and model how resilience, humour (and puppy love) can get us through this.
I have been collaborating with a group of about 15 formerly incarcerated women in the Vancouver area for the past two years. Some of the women are recently released and living in half-way houses, others have been on the outside for several years. All of them are passionate advocates for prison justice.
Once every couple of months, we have shared talking circles, facilitated by Elders. I filmed with many of the women in studio and we were in the process of creating a video installation called The Circle. As we now have no idea when we will have access to physical space, we decided to convert the footage into an online experience. Making LOCKDOWN gave me a precious opportunity to get back in touch with the women and to continue learning from them.” – Brenda Longfellow
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
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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
Winnipeg, Manitoba and The Internet
July & August 2020
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
August 1, 2020
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
March and August 2020
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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