This week, Tënk highlights the recent edition of REGARD by showing three films that have stood out at the festival in recent years. On the program, the animated short Hibiscus Season, by filmmaker Éléonore Goldberg, recently awarded the Iris for Best Animated Short; Douma Underground by Syrian director Tim Alsiofi, Special Mention for Best Documentary Award at the 2020 edition, and Northstarling by Winnipeggers Trevor Mowchun and Daniel Gerson, which also screened at REGARD in 2020.
Tënk completes its program with two musical works: Liberty Street Blues by André Gladu offers a foray into the fascinating world of New Orleans jazz, while the audio work Là où s’est arrêté le feu by Tom Demers takes the listener on a journey across the vast territories of the Côte-Nord and Abitibi through minimal music and poetry.
Available June 18 to August 14:
●● Hibiscus Seasonby Éléonore Goldberg, 10 min, 2020
Kinshasa, 1993. The city is looted by Zairian soldiers. Her family moved to safety in a French embassy, Rachel remembers.
●● Douma Undergroundby Tim Alsiofi, 11 min, 2019
As homemade bombs rain down on Ghouta, civilians take refuge in their basements. The filmmaker is among them.
●● Northstarlingby Trevor Mowchun and Daniel Gerson, 13 min, 2019
A day in the life of a woman living on the brink of poverty – at the border of a great abyss – during the cruel winter months in Winnipeg.
●● Là où s’est arrêté le feuby Tom Demers, 56 min, 2019
Immersion in the vast territories of the Côte-Nord and Abitibi through minimal music and sound poetry.
🔉 Audio documentary
●● Liberty Street Bluesby André Gladu, 77 min, 1988
The many facets of New Orleans jazz, through its dancers, street musicians, parties and traditions.
Tënk.ca is an independent subscription-based documentary streaming platform available online across Canada. It was launched in Quebec in February 2020 by a team of enthusiasts and documentary professionals. Tënk is a year-round film festival whose mission is to renew the way we look at the world through the broadcast of strong and unique films. Tënk was first created in Lussas, France, in what is affectionately known as The Documentary Village. With the arrival of Tënk in Canada, a real network is being created to ensure the broadcasting of the best of documentary cinema.
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