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Reel Justice (Mayworks Halifax Festival)


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Our 2018 program of short films will examine Maritime landscapes and waterscapes through various themes including mental health and our connection to land.

Admission: Pay What You Can.
Total run time: 80 min

By Daniel Boos (2015)
11 min
When a mysterious group of workers appear at his brother’s sawmill, a struggling shopkeeper must face a troubling decision. Winner Best Film: A&E Short Filmmakers Award (2017). Winner Best Short Film: Screen NS Awards (2016). Nominee: Best Canadian Short Film – CBC Short Film Face Off (2016).
Canada Vignettes: Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton
By Sandra Dudley (1973)
2 min
This short NFB vignette features coal mines in New Waterford and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, along with traditional Cape Breton folk songs sung by Men of the Deeps – a miners’ choral group.
Snow Shovelling
By Maritime Bhangra Group (2016)
2 min
Maritime Bhangra Group found a new way to clear snow while doing bhangra. Wanna learn?
By Tim Tracey Animation (2013)
7 min
A faceless factory worker fuses nature and technology until he discovers a dark truth. Winner Best Short Film: 2015 Screen Nova Scotia. Winner Platinum Remi Award, Best Animated Short: 2014 Houston World-fest. Winner Best Animated Short: 2013 Atlantic Film Festival.
Horizontal Concavity
By Koumbie Tr-Th (2017)
8 min
With the help of his therapist, a young man struggling with depression and anxiety finds himself at a party where he discovers he may not be as alone as he feels.
Matt: Forensic Mental Health Success Stories
By Stephanie Young (2017)
6 min
“Matt’s” story, written/preformed by spoken word artist Andre Fenton, is part of a collection of narratives gathered for the Forensic Mental Health Success Stories project, which aims to increase understanding and awareness about people who have achieved success after being found ‘Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder’ by a court.
By Shelley Thompson (2017)
9 min
Miranda realizes her son Donald can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm, in an outfit Miranda provides that includes a much-loved heirloom.
29 Hours
By Stephanie Young - Filmmaker (2016)
2 min
Internationally, a trans woman is killed very 29 hours. Although hate crimes and violence affect the LGBTQ community at large, trans women, specifically trans women of colour, are at a much higher risk of becoming victims of hate-motivated violence.
Floating Warren Pavilion
By Zachary Gough (2017)
6 min
A playfully-autonomous floating art pavilion serves as a shared vision where artists come together to conjure a responsive space through experimentations that are guided by values of care and solidarity.
We Story the Land
By Martha Stiegman & Sherry Pictou
27 min
The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

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