Join us for the BAFF Roadshow in Sydney, Nova Scotia for a evening of great short films!
Transform: Transform is a short autobiographical documentary which explores individuals living with the repercussions of spinal injuries. Through their journey of grief and resiliency, we uncover how similar incidents can have different outcomes and that one injury can leave you stronger than ever before.
La Lluvia Habla (The Rain Talks): A filmmaker explores the challenges that Latinas face from within their own families and the larger hispanic community when talking about mental health issues like depression and anxiety.
The Day I Stopped Talking: The Day I Stopped Talking animates a poem by the same name which describes the poet/filmmaker’s early life experiences with depression and psychosis. Poet, novelist and filmmaker Anna Quon is a mixed race, middle-aged, mobility-challenged Mad woman who has lived mostly in Dartmouth and Halifax since the day she was born.
Fabulous Fringes: A poem by Leah Kelley brought to life.
Rolling Without Fear: Fear is something that may stop people from achieving their goals. However, for Thiruvarangan Thirunimalan, despite his disability he continues to overcome obstacles and live his travel dream.
Wavy Head: At 9 months old, a team of surgeons cut open my skull, removed my face, put my eyes on a table, reshaped my head. Wavy Head isn’t about a rare birth defect or even about an operation that might have killed me: Wavy Head is about grappling with self image and personal uniqueness, an honest account of a widespread journey.
Same Nightmare: A young disabled teenager entering high school finds himself working towards gaining a better life for himself while also altering the perceptions of the people around him regarding their views of people with disabilities.
Perfect Brothers: Harry was born with a facial disfigurement due to a condition called “Goldenhar syndrome”. He is one of twins and this follows the story of the close bond with his brother Oliver. After many operations to improve Harrys appearance he still gets a lot of negative attention but ultimately, he is a happy child.
Asher – A Therapeutic Family Dog: Asher, a seven year old border collie lives with Harriet’s parents, Sandra Haycock and Angus Johnston. Sandra has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for almost thirty years and Angus deals with arthritis and has trouble with his mobility. He is not a registered therapy dog, however he has clearly become an incredibly valuable member of the family.