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5 Shorts Project - Abitibi-Témiscamingue

5 Shorts Project - Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Watch the third edition of films from our 5 Short Project, an NFB initiative that explores the short documentary genre by working with artist-run centres or production centres throughout the various regions of Quebec.

The third edition of 5 Shorts Project features, for the first time, five female directors, two of whom hail from the Kitcisakik Anicinape Community. This year, Émilie Villeneuve (Granny and Mia), Evelyne Papatie (Children of the Nomad), Délia Gunn (Délia 9 to 5), Jessy Poulin (The Mental Load for Dummies), and Gabrielle Cornellier (Toes Heels Toes Heels) took up the challenge of creating a very short film for the web. These films—moving, funny, and powerful—have distinctive styles, and all take a direct, meaningful, and uninhibited look at the family, the community, and the world.

  • Granny and Mia
    2018|2 min

    Narrated by a six-year-old girl, the making of a rainbow cake takes on the magical power of bringing generations together.

  • Children of the Nomad
    2018|2 min

    From a family of nomads, the filmmaker writes a magnificent, poetic letter to her children in which the bicycle becomes a powerful symbol of heritage, transference, and coming together.

  • Toe Heel Toe Heel

    Thirty people from different generations come together in a community hall to learn line dancing with the dynamic instructor Lorraine Camirand.

  • Délia 9 to 5
    2018|3 min

    A direct and unvarnished – yet tender and humorous – portrait of a typical day in the life of director Délia Gunn at Réservoir-Dozois while she is eight months pregnant.

  • The Mental Load for Dummies
    2018|2 min

    In this humorous “experiential” documentary, the words of four overworked Abitibi women encourage viewers to reflect on work/family balance and the dangers of exhaustion.