Mermaids
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, Jul 14 6:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Jul 15 4:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Jul 15 8:45 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, Jul 16 2:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, Jul 16 6:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, Jul 17 4:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, Jul 17 8:45 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, Jul 18 6:30 PM Buy
 
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Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaThu, Jul 20 9:15 PM Buy
 
Film Info
Run Time:80 min
Director(s):Ali Weinstein
Country:Canada
Released:2016
Rating:PG
Description

Who doesn’t have nostalgic memories of mermaids from their childhood, whether it be Ariel or Daryl Hannah? Well, this Hot Docs favourite takes an endearing look at people united by their love of mermaids. Or rather, their love of “mermaiding”, which is to say identifying as mermaids. It may sound like an eccentric lifestyle choice, but director Ali Weinstein takes their calling seriously, and examines the healing capabilities of fantasy to work through real world pain, whether it be abuse, discrimination, or struggles with identity. The result is a meditative work of art that has some healing power of its own.

Additional Information

“Empowering and hypnotic.” – Cinema Axis

“A breath of fresh air.” – Toronto Film Scene