Après avoir travaillé à l’étranger pendant cinq ans, le cinéaste Ajahnis Charley rentre chez lui à Oshawa, en Ontario, en période d’isolement. Il revient pour retrouver sa famille et s’est donné pour mission de lui faire certaines révélations très personnelles. La situation donne lieu à d’étonnantes conversations avec sa mère et ses trois sœurs d’où émerge un récit teinté d’humour, mais non moins déchirant sur ce besoin que nous avons de chercher l’amour et l’acceptation auprès de notre famille.
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After working abroad for five years, filmmaker Ajahnis Charley returns home to Oshawa, Ontario, in the age of quarantine. In addition to reuniting with his family, he returns with a mission to share some deep personal truths. Surprising conversations ensue with his mother and three siblings creating, in this humorous and heart-wrenching story about our need to seek love and acceptance within our own families.
Part of THE CURVE, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us together. Enjoy more works from this series here .
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