directed by KATRIN BOWEN
text/spoken word/vocals/sufi whirling by TANYA EVANSON

We define ourselves through various means - geography, language, profession - no matter how satisfied we are within these boundaries, when one moves from a place and settles in another, there is always a period of re-examination.In this videopoem, the narrator must learn that we are all reflections of each other and that what we really seek in others is a mirror of ourselves: a pure heart that goes beyond the colour of skin. Once the narrator is awakened, she finds pride in her cultural heritage and her community. Thanks to a film grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, this award-winning short film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2004 at the Short Film Corner and has been shown at festivals in Canada, U.S. and Mexico.

2006   Best International Work Award, Chroma Audiovisual Art Festival, Mexico City Mexico  
2004   Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Canada     
2004   Audience Choice Award, Vancouver Videopoetry Festival, Vancouver Canada 

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