2023 ReFrame Film Festival

The Art of Listening: Health, Community, Disparity (shorts program)

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The Art of Listening: Health, Community, Disparity is a shorts program; multiple films are part of this screening. The collective film program runs 70 minutes, followed by a special Q&A, and a livestream panel available as of Sunday, January 29th at 2 p.m.

Why do we work the way we do, and for what?

In March 2020, our lives were rocked by a global pandemic. We were ushered inside, confined to four walls, estranged from loved ones, and told to wait in limbo. We could not hug our parents, hold newborn babies, console loved ones, celebrate or grieve.

But we managed to find new traditions. We supported small businesses, made noise for healthcare workers, walked with friends, told people we love them more often, and slowed down to remember what and who matter most: our loved ones, health, community, and frontline workers.

While frontline workers were keeping the province alive and well, they were in danger of falling victim to the coronavirus.

The pandemic unearthed and exacerbated the endemic fault lines in our system. No paid sick days. Migrant worker deaths. Profit over the elderly in nursing homes. An unequal burden of disease on Black communities. A lack of power for workers to speak out.

Watch this film as part of our shorts program "The Art of Listening: Health, Community, Disparity" on the ReFrame Virtual Theatre.



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  • Year
  • Runtime
    25 minutes
  • Director
    Rob Viscardis
  • Producer
    Natasha Luckhardt