The Curve is the pulse of our nation, beating in its own time during this unprecedented time. Our creators, with their talent and insight, are bringing to life the voices of Canadians touched by COVID-19, both near and far. The Curve is an online destination where these experiences will be expressed in animation, documentary and digital storytelling formats.
Shot in Montreal over a four-month period, from May to September 2020, Jules’ Impossible Summer charts the evolving relationship between the filmmaker and her 19-year-old son through 15 redundant conversations about the importance—or the impossibility, depending on the point of view—of following the health restrictions imposed during the pandemic.
Ages 13 to 18
Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
In this short, thoughtful documentary from The Curve, a mother interviews her 18-year-old son while they negotiate different approaches to living during the pandemic over several months. Great entry point into a discussion of how the pandemic has affected young people and their social lives and relationships. Potential questions for students include: How has the pandemic affected your relationships with your parents? How are you taking responsibility for your health during the pandemic? What are you doing to protect others? How has your province responded to the pandemic, and how do you feel about their response? Are you and your family following the guidelines? Are your friends? Identify reasons why people in your community might not follow the guidelines.