Shorts: Homecomings

Aug 12, 2023
1:45 PM

International Village - Theatre 9

Available Online
Aug 13 - 16
1:45 PM - 1:45 PM


These filmmakers of the global majority seek familiarity despite barriers and reclaim identity through connection. Experience their homecomings with stunning landscapes, heartwarming ideas of place, and the search for family and community.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Total event runtime: 111 min

This film has been rated  G and PG by BC Consumer Protection with an advisory for coarse and sexual language.

January First (Dia Uno)

Constanza Lobos Arévalo / Chile / 2022 / 22 min / Spanish with English subtitles

It’s 2020, and on the bustling streets of Santiago, Chile, two strangers connect amid a sea of revelers in this bittersweet nonfiction piece capturing a moment of hope in the face of the unknown.


Vee Shi / Australia / 2022 / 15 min / English and Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles

A grieving Chinese mother arrives in Australia to embark on a road trip with a young Caucasian man, both remembering a loved one.

Watch the trailer.

Apartment 605

Bianca Catbagan / United States / 2023 / 7 min / English, French, Tagalog with English subtitles

A nonbinary Filipinx person is packing up their late father’s apartment when they are interrupted by a friendly stranger at the door.

Return To Ombabika

Ma-Nee Chacaby, Shayne Ehman, Zoe Gordon / Canada / 2023 / 22 min / English and Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles

A delicately realized meditation on family history, legacy, and colonization that follows activist, artist, and Two Spirit Oji-Cree elder Ma-Nee Chacaby on their journey home to Ombabika, Ontario.

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Queer Parivaar

Shiva Raichandani / United Kingdom / 2022 / 27 min / English, Hindi, and Urdu with English subtitles

A mysterious gate-crasher appears at the wedding of Madhav and Sufi, who face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family. Inspired by traditional South Asian dance and Bollywood.

Watch the trailer.