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Family is the underlying thread in this collection of short films. From reflections of Bill Reid’s granddaughter to the closing of a family restaurant in Campbell River, as well as issues of gender identity, caregiving and immigration in the time of COVID-19, these five stories explore plural meanings of home, family and legacy.


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In Sheona McDonald’s gorgeous film, a mother and child in Yellowknife navigate the complexities of gender identity. Capturing the duo’s journey to acceptance, authenticity and allyship, Into Light ultimately asks, “When a child reveals who they truly are on the inside, how does a parent set aside their own expectations to help them become their most authentic self?”

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    British Columbia
  • Director
    Sheona McDonald
  • Producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • Executive Producer
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • Editor
    Jocelyne Chaput
  • Sound Design
    Eva Madden