#VIWFF2020 Blog 8: “Breaking Their Silence: The Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War” Film Review

VIWFF2020 Blog 8: “Breaking Their Silence: The Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War” Film Review Written by: Hanna B. Breaking Their Silence: The Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War is a film directed by American documentarian Kerry David. The documentary, as its name indicates, is about various women fighting against poaching,Continue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 8: “Breaking Their Silence: The Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 7: “Lost Reactor” Film Review

VIWFF2020 Blog 7: “Lost Reactor” Film Review Written By: Hanna B. Lost Reactor is a 77-minute documentary directed by Alexandra Westmeier, set in a beachside city in Russia. It follows the lives of individuals from different backgrounds and generations living near an incomplete nuclear power plant in Crimea. The site, now in Russia, was atContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 7: “Lost Reactor” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 6: “Unceded Chiefs” Film Review

VIWFF2020 Blog 6: “Unceded Chiefs” Film Review Written by: Katrina Mugume Doreen Manuel, renowned documentary filmmaker and director, is set to be a highlight feature at this year’s Vancouver International Women in Film Festival with her powerful new documentary aptly titled “Unceded Chiefs”. This multi dimensional film addresses the events of the late 1960’s– aContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 6: “Unceded Chiefs” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 5: “Staring Down the Stillness” Short Films Review

VIWFF2020 Blog 5: “Staring Down the Stillness” Short Films Review Written by: Hanna B. The shorts program Staring Down the Stillness consists of 6 shorts from a wide variety of genres, but centered on individuals who survived and endured the harshness and reality of life as women in their very different worlds. Although, in mostContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 5: “Staring Down the Stillness” Short Films Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 4: “Heavy Craving” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 4: “Heavy Craving” Film Review Written by: Katrina Mugume Hsieh Pei-Ju’s Heavy Craving is a heartwarming comedy-drama that tackles a long-contested topic with hard facts and immense empathy. Ying-Juan is a 30-year-old woman who dreams of being a professional chef. As that is yet to be actualized, she cooks passionately for the childrenContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 4: “Heavy Craving” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 3: “Black Conflux” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 3: “Black Conflux” Film Review Written by: Katrina Mugume Black Conflux, the exciting debut feature from Canadian filmmaker Nicole Dorsey, is no ordinary coming of age drama set in late 1980’s Newfoundland. Nature and nurture, predator and prey mirror a small town where the lives of two troubled teenagers intersect. Dorsey explores issuesContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 3: “Black Conflux” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 2: “Take Me Somewhere Nice” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 2: “Take Me Somewhere Nice” Film Review Written by: Katrina Mugume The highly emotional and senseless period between teenager and young adult is aptly captured in this quirky coming of age road film. A feature debut from director Ena Sendijarević, “Take Me Somewhere Nice” is also the deserved winner of the Rotterdam SpecialContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 2: “Take Me Somewhere Nice” Film Review”

#VIWFF2020 Blog 1: “A First Farewell” Film Review

#VIWFF2020 Blog 1: “A First Farewell” Film Review Written by: Hanna B. A First Farewell is the debut feature of Chinese filmmaker Lina Wang that garnered a lot of attention and won prizes at the Berlinale last year. The 87 minute doc-drama-like project is set in a remote area of China’s Uighur region where WangContinue reading “#VIWFF2020 Blog 1: “A First Farewell” Film Review”