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Women On The Verge [shorts program]

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Women on the Verge: Global Shorts on Women’s Experience

In this fascinating, surprising and provocative package of short dramatic films, we meet a number of women coping with madness and recovery. Their experience is as varied as the human brain itself, but what they share is the almost universal encounter with cultures that persist in treating and regarding women with mental health issues through the filter of prevailing gender attitudes. What can the way women living with mental health issues tell us about the larger cultural, political and institutional frameworks in which they struggle? Plenty. Here you’ll encounter women from around the world whose stories are both specific and all too universal. Our subjects may be anger (Horizon), unresolved family trauma (Ariane), dementia (Piano Lessons), fractured personality (Fragments of May) and emerging from silence (La Chute), but the larger narrative here is madness and gender, and it’s a story that’s far, far from over.

Short films in this program:

HORIZON (Giancarlo Sanchez, 2016, the Netherlands, 49 minutes)

ARI (Clement Vermeuil, 2016, Canada/Quebec, 13 minutes)

PIANO LESSONS (Marlene Goldman, 2017, Canada/Toronto, 13 minutes) *director in attendance

FRAGMENTS OF MAY (Maria Pia Fanigliulo, 2015, United Kingdom, 21 minutes)

LA CHUTE / THE FALL (Olivia Boudreau, 2017, Canada/Quebec, 24 minutes)

Co-presented with The Images Festival and LIFT, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

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