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Strangers in Strange Lands

ALT | Shorts Programs

Birdlime + Crème de menthe + Crying Conch + Do We Leave This Here + Fence + Knits Mountain of SGaana


Director: Evan DeRushie / Canada, 2016, 11 min.
Narrowly escaping being trapped in the exotic bird-trade industry, an unfortunate fowl still ends up caged and corrupted by unfamiliar stimuli.

Crème de menthe

Director: Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné / Canada, 2017, 23 min.
Packing up her deceased hoarder-father’s seemingly endless possessions, a young woman finds herself questioning what her place was in his cluttered life.

The Crying Conch

Director: Vincent Toi / Canada, 2017, 20 min.
The life of an 18th-century Haitian slave rebellion leader serves as inspiration for this modern fable concerning brutality and resilience.

Do We Leave This Here

Director: Julia Hutchings / Canada, 2017, 17 min.
Intending to report on the controversial Site C dam, a journalist instead finds himself caught in the middle of a domestic drama.


Director: Alexis Fortier Gauthier / Canada, 2017, 9 min.
While presenting his work at a prestigious gallery, an unpretentious indigenous artist must contend with fawning curators and foreign buyers.

The Knits

Director: Lisa Birke / Canada, 2017, 10 min.
A sweater, lovingly and arduously knit by a mother, incrementally unravels as her daughter treks her way across Canada by foot.

The Mountain of SGaana

Director: Christopher Auchter / Canada, 2017, 10 min.
A magical, dreamlike tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world and the young woman who rescues him.
Director Various
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2017
Running Time: 100 mins


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