20-something Melissa sits in the waiting room of an abortion clinic trying to contact her boyfriend so he will stop her. A short film written and directed by Kim Nelson. Starring Monica Sanborn. Cinematography by Lana Oppen. Edited by Maria Cusumano.
Belt of Clay traces the history of the “Back to the Land” scheme of the 1930s, an initiative that saw the relocation of out of work men and their families from southern Ontario to the fertile but frigid Clay Belt of north.
This is What a Feminist Sounds Like is the story of 80 year old social activist Pat Noonan and it is a guided tour of the burgeoning of woman’s rights and gender equality in North America during the twentieth century, set in the border city of Windsor, Ontario.
Historian Rob Nelson drives through the Prairies of Canada, from Berlin to the open farmland of Western Poland, retracing the journeys of German settlement expert Max Sering (1857-1939), to explain the unknown impact of the colonization of North America on German policy from the 1880s through to the Second World War.
The struggle between multiculturalism and assimilation plays out daily in the districts of Berlin as women’s clothing and the soccer team one cheers for become politicized proclamations of religious identity and cultural belonging. Since the wall fell, many Germans of Turkish descent have felt that Germany wants them to go home. But where is their home if not in Germany?
I conceived this as a feminist film about following one’s dreams and second chances. The result was something totally different.
Work featuring artists and community issues.