Scotiabank Theatre 7 Thu, May 3, 2018 6:00 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 7 Fri, May 4, 2018 3:15 PM
Fox Theatre Sat, May 5, 2018 12:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:France
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:America
Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Audrey Gordon
Producer(s):Charles Gillibert
Theo Vieljeux
Writer(s):Audrey Gordon


Eleven-year-old Liberty is one of 13 siblings, each of whom lives in a separate foster family across the US. She looks forward to seeing some of them once a year, at a summer camp for natural brothers and sisters divided in the care system. For one week only, she'll reunite with a few of her biological kin and take on symbolic relationships, including one with 18-year-old Brandi, who is reuniting with her own natural sister. Filmmaker Audrey Gordon takes up both girls' perspectives, following Liberty and reading Brandi's diary entries, gently capturing the younger one's open heart and the elder's knowing experience of these precious shared days. Without pretense, cynicism or expectation, each child fully welcomes the other, recreating missed milestones like birthday celebrations and makeup sessions, soaking up the affection that will last them the year through. Thoroughly moving, this tender chronicle illuminates even the most solitary soul's deep need for familial connection. Myrocia Watamaniuk

Included Shorts

Vika (26min) Honourable Mention—Best Canadian Short Documentary Award More

Additional Information

NOW - 4 Stars, "Small, lyrical and often beautiful."