Canada Looks South: Short Films

CEIBA
Director: Noé Rodríguez
Spanish with English subtitles | 28 min
Canada/Cuba/Spain, 2016

"Lightning respects the ceiba tree... and no one else." Caribbean proverb

Plays with The Strawberry Tree

CLOSE-UP

Director: Yoel Ortega G.
English
Canada, 2017
3.27 min

Writer and director Yoel Ortega G. takes a close-up of filmmaking in this short action thriller with a twist.

Plays with Kill Me Please

THE ROSETTI STREET MASSACRE
La Masacre de la Calle Rosetti

Director: Ana María Tonso Alonso
Spanish with English subtitles
Canada/Argentina, 2017
14 min

Five comrades were murdered on Rosetti Street on the morning of January 4, 1977 during the Argentine dictatorship. Forty years later, the memory still lingers on in Piñeiro’s neighbourhood.

Plays with Adriana’s Pact

THE SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER
Director: Cecilia Araneda
English and Spanish with English subtitles
Canada/Chile, 2017

9.32 min

Through found footage, The Space Shuttle Challenger entwines the Challenger disaster, Guantanamo Bay, Chile’s coup d’état and the experience of being 16.

Plays with The Future Perfect