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Through relationships with our families, we can ultimately learn about love, trust, and friendship, yet in some cases reflecting on childhood and familial relationships can bring up past traumas and insecurities. This group of films shows that for the most part, many people's family experiences land somewhere between the two. In unpacking these relationships, we can discover who we are, and decide who we want to be. Dealing with content including aging, the struggles of parenting, and separation, these filmmakers tackle difficult issues through narrative filmmaking.

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Total Run Time: 81 minutes

This program will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Programmed by Guest Festival Shorts Programmer, Emily Eddy.

Content Considerations: Strong language, implied sexual situations, self-harm, harassment, depictions of violence, implied violence.

Three days in the life of a young mother, her mother, and her son, Luther, living in the postcolonial, matriarchal culture of rural Jamaica. As the narrative unfolds, a simmering conflict over Luther's nature and his dolly surfaces and we are offered insight into two mothers with conflicting notions about love and protection.

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  • Runtime
    19 minutes
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  • Note
    English closed captions available
  • Director
    Joseph Douglas-Elmhirst
  • Screenwriter
    Joseph Douglas-Elmhirst
  • Producer
    Joseph Douglas-Elmhirst
  • Cast
    Asoya Smith, Xavier Alexander-Keating, Brenda Farmer
  • Cinematographer
    Matt P. Jones
  • Editor
    Kevin Gilligan