HIGHLIGHTS: January 2023 Toronto Documentary Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Long Form Short Film: THE CHILDREN OF GOD
Best Short Form Short Film: THE SWITCH

Best Cinematography: TRACKS

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

A BOY OF MAY, 16min., South Korea, Animation/Documentary


Directed by Seung-il Chon
Jeong Sae-nal, the young boy in Gwang-ju City, receives new sneakers as a 12th birthday gift, but he is shot by martial law forces while playing with his friends in a mountain reservoir in the back of the town. Sae-nal wakes up to the moonlight and the scent of wild roses, and flies to downtown of Gwang-ju City on a sneaker plane. He meets countless people who fought for democracy against the soldier’s guns and flies high in a sneaker plane.

https://518animation.tistory.com/
https://www.facebook.com/chon.seungil

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


ROE v. WADE: A NATION DIVIDED, 9min., USA, Documentary


Directed by Sarah Woodward
After an alleged leak from the supreme court revealed the potential for a long-anticipated overturn of Roe Vs. Wade, the steps of capitals throughout the country found themselves the epicenter for protests. Though the actual definition of how to define a woman has been stricken from the vocabulary of permissible debate, it didn’t stop the trans-women from coming out to declare their “Constitutional Right”.

https://www.cinesarah.com/

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


THE CHILDREN OF GOD, 32min., India, Documentary


Directed by Parthajit Baruah
This documentary looks at the social taboos prevailing in the social-cultural framework of India. Sanam, a young school girl, begins to feel that she is psychologically transformed from a girl to a boy, and starts to cut her hair, wear, walk and behave like a boy. One day, when she reaches her class late, the class teacher humiliated, bullied and abused her in the classroom. Even the class teacher asked her to take off her panty to check her gender. At such a critical moment, she even thinks of committing suicide. The compassionate principal of her school shows her a way out by giving the mobile number of Kuhi, a member of LGBTQ community. Sanam discovers herself in a new world, and finds a space of her own through her encounter with Kuhi.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


THE SWITCH, 4min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Thomas Obewu
Unify “The People” and stand for something
It’s time to hit “The Switch” and wake up!!

http://tomxfilm.com/

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


TRACKS, 11min., Netherlands, Documentary

Directed by Maclovia G Martel
A visual Journey of remembrance in Amsterdam.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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