LUNCHBOX SHORTS 1: Canadian Shorts – Resilience of Spirit

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Lunchbox Shorts are free-admission short film programs. We welcome you to bring your own lunch to enjoy during the screening. 

 

Monday, SEPT 26, 12:00pm  | United Church Hall | 64 mins

VIEWING REGION:  Canada & USA, FREE ADMISSION*

The power of a promise, gathering courage, pushing for the truth, and reviving the fight, the short documentaries in this program are sure to inspire.

 

See below for additional information on the shorts program.

 

*Please note that ME, MAHMOUD AND THE MINT PLANT is only available in online in Canada

ME, MAHMOUD AND THE MINT PLANT

2022 | Canada | 5 mins

Director: Cat Mills

While working in war-torn Mosul, Iraq, in 2017, Canadian nurse Trish Newport developed an unlikely friendship with Mahmoud – a local man who carried a mint plant with him wherever he went. As Trish uncovered the mystery behind Mahmoud’s precious plant, she discovered the power of keeping promises to the people you love…no matter how small.

BELLE RIVER

2022 | Canada | 11 mins

Directors: Guillaume Fouriner, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin

2019. Spring flooding in Mississippi hits record highs. In Louisiana, the residents of Pierre-Part are preparing for the worst. Barring an unexpected turn of events, local authorities will soon be forced to open the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway, in order to save the cities of New-Orleans and Bâton-Rouge from further uncontrolled flooding. Faith and resilience are the two best weapons they still have in the face of uncertainty.

TOXIC NEIGHBOUR

2021 | Canada | 25 mins

Director: Colin Scheyen

A sheep farmer laments on his complex relationship with his neighbour, the world’s largest nuclear complex. 

PICHÉ RETURNS TO THE RING

2021 | Canada – Quebec | 23 mins

Director:  Helgi Piccinin

VIEWING REGION: Canada & USA

At 64, Bruno resumes training in order to return to the boxing ring one last time. After two difficult hip surgeries, this former boxer, now a village baker, decides to organize an epic amateur match to bring his community together and to celebrate his “rebirth”. During this memorable evening, 10 friends will come to face him for 10 two-minute rounds. Like a man’s fight against the passing of time, Bruno has made a point of passionately celebrating life at an age when most people are quietly retiring.

 

CANADIAN CHANGE MAKERS: QUEBEC

The Canadian Change Makers program showcases “change makers” who are driven by the genuine goal of making the world a better place in some way.

Click here for more of the Change Makers Program.