These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
Inspired by a flashback about his birthmark, filmmaker Lester Alfonso is convinced that making a film will help confront a distant trauma rooted in cultural superstition. A follow-up to his award-winning film Twelve (2009), BIRTHMARK is a wry, sensitive, and candidly confessional exercise in creative anthropology. Soliciting… ⊕
this is making do • this is a social commentary • this is a grammatical bricolage • this is pastiche • this is subcultural identification • this is pop poaching • this is a memetic reappropriation • this is blonde washing • this is lewd • this is how we heal • this is zero fucks… ⊕
2018, 04:01 minutes, colour
A short POV documentary about a young black Drag King.
For many years a long photograph featuring 60 women in western style costumes has hung in the hallway at the entrance of Sara Angelucci’s house. The picture was given to her husband by his Aunt Dagmar. They knew little about it, other than Dagmar had cut the costumes the women were wearing when she worked at Malabar,… ⊕
2019, 79:00 minutes, colour
Tia is a 10 year-old girl Syrian refugee who has recently moved to Montreal with her parents. With her father taking classes and her sick mother confined to her bed, summer moves by slowly for Tia, who struggles to make new friends. Her summer changes when she finds a magic portal that transports her to the arctic tundra. Here… ⊕