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The Personal As Political


The Personal As Political brings together new documentary works that question sociopolitical norms of race, class, gender, sexuality, health and the body through personal histories and self-examination. This compilation demonstrates the dynamic scope with which these filmmakers approach their subject matter and adopt various documentary modes of address: observational, poetic, auto-ethnographic and performative.
 

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ADA

Lindsay McIntyre
Canada 13 min. 2012

 
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AKIN

Chase Joynt
Canada 8:23 min. 2012

An observational video portrait of an Inuk elder, patiently knitting. A study of the passage of time.

 

Akin powerfully engages in a relationship between an Orthodox Jewish mother and her transgender son as they navigate silent secrets of a shared past.

     
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BUFFALO DEATH MASK

Mike Hoolboom
Canada 23 min. 2013

 
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CUKI COLORINCHI EVOLUTION

Eduardo del Olmo
Spaim 3.27 min. 2011

A conversation with Canadian artist Stephen Andrews returns us to a pre-cocktail moment, when being HIV+ afforded us the consolation of certainty.

 

A masked crochetist shows us his sudden immersion into crochet art.

     
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DATING SUCKS: A GENDERQUEER MISADVENTURE

Sam Berliner
USA 12:40 min. 2013

 
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EVEN IF MY HANDS WERE FULL OF TRUTHS

Francisca Duran
Canada 7.29 min. 2012

An animated documentary web-series about the successes, failures, and incredible confusion trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person.   Even if my hands were full of truths is the third part of a series by the artist about the legacy of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
     
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FLUFF FILM

Mée Rose
Canada 5.00 min. 2012

 
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THE HAWKER

Coco Riot & Elisha Kim
Canada 1:48 min. 2012

This video work is an experiment in self-love. BDSM and sex as a solo venture towards healing, growth, and transformation. Facing insecurity, welcoming loneliness, building strength to continue on living and loving myself.

 

“When I was a kid in Singapore, the same person served me chicken rice every day. I didn't know if that person was a man or a woman, and that was awesome.”

     
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MY FATHER, FRANCIS

Casey Mecija
Canada 11:38 min. 2013

 
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TRANSFORMING FAMILY

Rémy Huberdeau
Canada 11:10 min. 2012

My Father, Francis: a father and daughter collaborate. A comment on kinship, diasporic labour, devotion and the factory as a site of creativity.

 

Transforming FAMILY jumps directly into an ongoing conversation among trans people about current issues affecting transexual, transgender and gender fluid parents in North America. 

     
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TRIGGER WARNING:*RAPE

Kami Chisholm
Canada 16.10 min. 2014

 
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THE WEIGHT OF SNOW

Daniel McIntyre
Canada/Ukaine 15.24 min. 2014

Trigger Warning:*rape offers an intimate discussion between two women about their experiences as sexual assault survivors who were raped by female partners.

  A home movie of a trip to Chernobyl, a dying matriarch and a set of troubling personal circumstances, The Weight of Snow is an essay documenting memory, time and place.
     
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