IN SEARCH OF OURSELVES: CBC SHORT DOCS

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CBC presents a series of powerful and moving short documentaries which explore the journey to identity and personal expression.

The In Search of Ourselves lineup includes:

Merb'ys

Filmmaker: Jamie Miller

A group of Newfoundland men don sparkly mermaid tails and pose for a charity calendar. These ‘Merb’ys’ create a series of playful portraits that redefine ideas of beauty and masculinity.

Raw

Producers: Kanaar Bell, Nic Takushi Animation: Clara Chen

A spoken word piece about being true to yourself.

In the Shadow of the Pines

Filmmaker: Anne Koizumi

An animated documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship. Drawing on childhood memories, director Anne Koizumi explores her upbringing with her Japanese immigrant dad, who was also the janitor at the elementary school she attended.

Black Out: Teo

Producer: Israel Ekanem

One man’s experience of being Black and queer in Halifax. Video produced by Israel Ekanem for CBC. Videography by Israel Ekanem and David Laughlin (CBC).

Ru-Tsu

Director: Darcy Hennessey Turenne

In a raw and intimate conversation with grandfather David Suzuki, snowboarder and activist Tamo Campos explores his family’s Japanese heritage, shared traumas and their deep love of nature.

Meet Ceddy The Barber

Producers: Dave Culligan and Gavin Hatheway

Cedric DeChamp is a self-taught barber and artist with the motto “good, better, best.”

Artist Séamus Gallagher Creates 3D Drag Personas

Producers: Dave Culligan and Gavin Hatheway

Artist Séamus Gallagher takes selfies to a new level.

This Ink Runs Deep

Director: Asia Youngman

In a raw and intimate conversation with grandfather David Suzuki, snowboarder and activist Tamo Campos explores his family’s Japanese heritage, shared traumas and their deep love of nature.