Atlantic Shorts Program 4

A Journey For Agnes



Living with a grandfather who will speak only Gaelic, and battling anxiety and addiction, Agnes is destined for a long summer. Despite their differences, she learns that acceptance, love, and the knowledge she finds in her language and culture will lead her on a path toward self discovery.

Director:  Jenny MacKenzie
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  Scottish Gaelic
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  8 minutes
 

The Return



Marten is Glooscap's messenger who is sent back to land of the People, to find them, learn about them and to tell Glooscap if he is needed again. He learns very quickly about the hardships and history of the Mi'kmaq and also learns about some hope.

Director:  Trevor Gould
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  Mi'kmaq
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  10 minutes
 

The Party



A 4 year-old boy, living in Canada, invites his aunts from Iran for dinner. They cannot come due to the visa issue which is a struggle for the boy to understand. The family finds a way to make him happy.

Director:  Jinos Akhtarkhavari
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  Persian
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 

Welcome - Ahlan Wa Sahlan



In this queer fantasy romance, Shadia, a Syrian refugee, moves to the coast of Nova Scotia where she falls in love with a mermaid.

Director:  Nicole R. Slaunwhite
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  Arabic
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  9 minutes
 

Return Flight



A young boy reaches out from the beyond for his favourite toy.

Director:  Suzan Oram
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  Sign Language
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  8 minutes
 

The Actor



Would anyone hear if a tree fell in the forest? Is being a theatre actor dependent upon having an audience? The Actor is the story of one such man who is confronted by this existential question and is brought to the brink of his perceived notion of reality.

Director:  Jana Doiron
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  French
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  6 minutes
 

Bòcan



Bòcan is a short film set in Cape Breton, 1988. It brings to life two traditional Gaelic ghost stories. Capturing the essence of the oral history, it is told by two people who were there that night some 30 years ago.

Directors:  Cindy O'Neill, Beth Ryan, Tom Ryan, James Ryan
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  Scottish Gaelic
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  19 minutes
 

The Espresso Machine



Ealasaid loaned her expensive espresso machine to Ailig's girlfriend Una, and now wants it back. Unfortunately, Ailig and Una broke up so Ealasaid must get them back together or never drink that heavenly coffee again.

Director:  Iain MacLeod
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  Scottish Gaelic
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  16 minutes
 

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