Atlantic Shorts Program 3

I Am Skylar



Surrounded by a family and a community who show her unconditional love as she follows her personal path, Skylar faces the complexities of being a transgender girl on the cusp of puberty with refreshing honesty and unshakeable dignity.

Director:  Rachel Bower
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes
 

Gun Killers



Retired blacksmiths John and Nancy Little live a peaceful life, tending their vegetable garden and crafting ethereal sculptures out of scrap metal. Occasionally, their special skills are put to use by the local police in an effort to protect the daily lives of all Canadians.

Director:  Jason Young
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  11 minutes
 

One More Day



One More Day  follows Lisa Snook on her last day of work as a correctional officer at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary for men in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She reflects on her life and career as a female officer and describes how she challenged the military prison culture to gain some measure of equality for women.

Director:  Brenda Grzetic
Country:  Canada
Province:  NL
Language:  English
Runtime:  14 minutes
 

The 111



A look at the lights and lines of Highway 111.

Director:  Gwydion Morris
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  2 minutes
 

Aquakulture: Bars To Bars



Aquakultre: Bars to Bars is in-depth look into the live of up and coming Halifax based artist Aquakultre. In this documentary, he discusses his upbringing, personal battles with the law and of course finding his love for music.

Director:  Connor Lindsay
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 minutes
 

Her Business Our Story Your Calling



A short documentary featuring various entrepreneurial women and the story behind their businesses. Through sharing their experiences, they aim to inspire and encourage other people to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Director:  Claire Fraser
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  6 minutes
 

A Dinner With Dad



Daughter. Wife. Mother. These are labels many women consciously, and unconsciously wear. But when these roles dissolve, who is left? In this short documentary animated by Sarita McNeil, filmmaker Johanna Lunn reaches out to her father to help sort it all out. The catch? He’s been dead for 15 years.

Director:  Johanna J. Lunn
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  3 minutes
 

Balakrishna



In 1967, a bull elephant and his mahout arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A gift from an East Indian trading company, the pair was not prepared for the cold climate and foreign culture.

Directors:  Colin MacKenzie, Aparna Kapur
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English
Runtime:  17 minutes
 

Noah, 18 Ans (Noah, 18 Years Old)



Meet Noah, an eloquent and courageous transgender teen. Noah, 18 ans (Noah, 18 years old) is an intimate documentary inviting us to set aside our prejudices and discover this unique youth.

Director:  Francine Hébert
Country:  Canada
Province:  NB
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  10 minutes
 

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