UNFINISHED SENTENCES

directed by Mariel Brown

FEATURED SCREENING

A filmmaker daughter and her writer father navigate the conflicting issues of their relationship: race and art, adoration and disappointment, success and failure. Until he dies and in her grief, she discovers that his poetry and prose transcend death, allowing her to hear his voice again and find a way back to herself.

Type: Documentary
Runtime:
1:35:00 min
Country of Production: Trinidad & Tobago

FROM THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

“Unfinished Sentences” is a personal, poignant and (emotionally) powerful film based on the relationship between documentarian Mariel Brown and her late father Wayne Brown. The experimental visuals took a while for me to get used to, but I eventually interpreted them as visual representations of Mariel’s thoughts and memories.

— Matthew Bailey

THE HAIRCUT

directed by Maya Annik Bedward

SHORT FILM

Marvin came to Canada from Jamaica in the early 1950s. With no Black barbers in his new neighbourhood, he endured many painful haircuts as a child. At 65, he still hates to get his haircut.

A funny and refreshing take on the classic immigrant story, The Haircut is an exploration of assimilation and resistance through the portrait of one man’s refusal to cut his hair.

Runtime: 10:30 min
Country of Production: Canada

SIN AYO

directed by Elizabeth Francisco

SHORT FILM

We are immediately drawn to the humming of a young girl. We see her uncovering the past through old memorabilia belonging to our protagonist Flor Marie. This work of fiction takes us on a reflective journey around the true events on the morning of November 6th of 1967 in Curacao.

Runtime: 12 min
Country of Production: Curaçao

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