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Short Series: Feminist Edge

  • Silence 46 Essex Street Guelph, ON, N1H 3K8 Canada (map)


76 min Partial Subtitles

This series of short docs delves into the diverse experiences and perspectives of women from Canada and around the world. 


ahkâmêyimo nitânis / Keep Going My Daughter

Candy Fox | CANADA | 12 min

In the Treaty 6 territory of Saskatchewan, a young couple, Andrea and Colby, who teach and do workshops to heal their community, narrate a message to their young daughter River-Jaxsen. The message, read from letters and journal entries that they have written to her since her birth, is filled with hope but also the challenges they face as a young Indigenous family relearning traditional kinship models to raise a healthy family. Their insightful messages reflect the hopes and dreams of a new generation of Indigenous parents who are fighting to heal colonial trauma and raise the next generation.


Question Period

Ann Marie Fleming | CANADA | 5 min

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A group of Syrian refugee women recently resettled in Canada, are negotiating life in their new home.


Riot Not Diet

Julia Fuhr Mann | GERMANY | 17 min

A golden summer dress in XXL, the ice-lolly drips slowly onto the hot ground. RIOT NOT DIET creates a queer feminist utopia far away from BMI norms and the male* gaze.

The fat women* and queers in this movie are not ashamed of their expansive body dimensions, but confidently claim space for themselves. They use their bodies to blow up patriarchal structures and enjoy their corporeality beyond the neoliberal logic of exploitation. In times of self-optimization, your belly is a statement!


Glad You’re Here (WORLD PREMIER)

Lisa Kannakko  | CANADA| 10 min

Surprisingly subtle. A visually stunning personal film told through the eyes of an artist. A story about an extreme moment of crisis has turned into a documentary that deals not just with the subjective but with the important issue of spousal abuse. 


Voice, Choice, Change: The Lives of Midwives 

Canadian Association of Midwives | CANADA | 32 min

Midwives save lives and often much more. At times intense, riveting and emotionally raw Voice, Choice, Change explores the deep-rooted relationships midwives have to their profession, their clients, to other women and to their communities. This complex documentary offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of four very different, very complex midwives - two in South Sudan, and two in Canada. We follow the midwives as they negotiate a diverse array of personal and professional challenges from difficult births, to coping with non-existent resources, to the ongoing search for respect in their respective midwifery practices. 


Time: 2:30pm

Venue: Silence

Tickets: $10/PYWC

Event: Talkback with director Lisa Kannakko (Glad You’re Here) and Anne Wilson (Former President of the Canadian Association of Midwives), moderated by Lisa Schincariol Mcmurtry

Earlier Event: November 9
Duck Academy w/ Family Shorts
Later Event: November 9