75 Years by Peter Dudar (2020 / Canada / 30:37). The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago initiated The Cold War. 75 Years is a cinematic meditation on The Cold War and photography. 75 Years is comprised of surreal, evocative still photos put into motion and edited like cinematic footage. The images are often stunningly beautiful. Though not documentary, they feel like they were shot at ground zero of an annihilation.
Mrs. Deborah Corde by Joele Walinga (2020 / Canada, Portugal / 3:41). A spam email tells the story of a colonial couple and their search for someone to claim their millions. Using archival footage and the melodrama outlined in an email from a junk inbox, worlds of isolation and desperation collide in an ultra short film that brings to life a tale designed to scam someone.
Rearbertura by Joele Walinga (2020 / Canada, Portugal / 15:00). A city reopens during a pandemic. Filmed in Coimbra during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reabertura captures the city in the process of reopening, as businesses sanitize and reorganize in preparation for the new "normal", pointing to an unsettlingly capitalistic adaptation of reality.
Running in O&R by Peter Dudar (1975 / Canada / 21:08). Running In O&R occupies the conjunction of three crucial arts of the 1970s: performance art, experimental dance, and independent filmmaking.