Journeys Without and Within: Shorts Program


Lunenburg Doc Fest is proud to present this diverse selection of short films that document the humbling, gratifying and empowering process of the journey.

What Are You?

Director: Richard B. Pierre

In this revealing short documentary, eleven people with a range of backgrounds discuss what it’s like being of mixed racial heritage within the context of North America. Each of the participants presents their unique outlook on growing up mixed and the challenges they’ve faced in their lives.

European Tour '73

Director: Ross Munro

European Tour ’73 is a 15-minute documentary film utilizing archival Super 8mm film footage and original animation about a son’s contemporary reflection as seen through the haze of memory and nostalgia looking back at a long ago family trip to Europe in the summer of 1973. Equal parts humorous family travelogue, part documentary parody, part military history lesson, the film eventually builds towards the revelation of the trip’s true purpose: that of a father fulfilling his dream of reconnecting his 5 small children to the steps of his own father when he fought for the Canadian military in WW2 through a trip to Europe in 1973.

Tic Toc

Director: Mark Waters

In the sixteen years that Felix has grown up he’s had to contend with the unpredictable and consuming nature of Tourette’s Disorder, all whilst navigating the usual tribulations of adolescence. He wants to share his story and break the stigma.

A Radiant Sphere

Director: Sara Wylie

The filmmaker enters the archive and discovers a long lost family member, the Canadian Communist poet and political prisoner, Joe Wallace. Her journey reveals his fascinating life and work, and some surprising things they share in common.


Director: Brian Chambers

Inhale is a documentary about the struggles of living with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. Kaylee is one of those individuals. At present, there is no cure.

Making Samantha

Directors: T Cooper, Allison Glock-Cooper

“I Am Samantha”, by singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer, was inspired by his friend Samantha Williams. Director T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper gathered 27 trans actors to make the music video and behind-the-scenes, to tell the story of the universal human journey to find identity, acceptance and love.