CBC SHORT DOCS: What Is In A Name

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VIEWING REGION: Canada, FREE ADMISSION

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Friday, SEPT 23, 6:00pm | United Church Hall | 71 mins

The power of names and language unify this selection of shorts that explore changing identities and the intrinsic qualities and impact of words. 

 

See below for additional information on the shorts program.

WORDS MATTER

2022 | Canada | 22 mins

Director: Stephanie Joline

Mi’kmaw poet and published author Rebecca Thomas uses words for a living, but she can’t speak the language stolen from her father at residential school. Words Matter follows her journey to reclaim the language while exploring the complicated past that’s kept it from her

MY NAME IS 張麟發 TOMMY LAN PHAT TRUONG

2022 | Canada | 11 mins

Director: 張麟發 Tommy Lan Phat Truong

Tommy (a.k.a. 張麟發, Jason, Timmy, Tammy, Tim Tam, Lan Phat and T Truong) reveals the story of his many names.

FATIMA IN KABUL 

2022 | Canada | 20 mins

Director: Brishkay Ahmed

As the Taliban nears Kabul, 20-year-old Fatima’s life changes before her eyes. Unable to leave home, she turns to her phone and confides in an Afghan friend in Canada.

PATTY VS. PATTY 

2022 | Canada | 18 mins

Director: Chris Strikes

In 1985, Jamaican patty vendors in Toronto are threatened with hefty federal fines for refusing to change the name of their beloved snack. As told by Michael Davidson of Kensington Patty Palace.