Mykaela Plotkin, Through Foreign Eyes, 74 min., 2018

Screenings, Performances & Events

Through Foreign Eyes - FEMtastic Film Club Free Online Screening

  • February 11, 2021 – February 17, 2021

Free! Everyone is welcome to watch the film. Follow this link to watch: Password: mawa2

Through Foreign Eyes (2018) by Mykaela Plotkin (Argentina / Brazil)
Screening dates: Feb 11 - 17, 2021

Presented in partnership with CFMDC

Follow this link to watch Through Foreign Eyes: Password: mawa2

This experimental photo essay is set in the context of Latin America, but the questions explored, such as immigration, family and memory, are universal. Using footage shot by those who emigrated from Recife, the director’s hometown in Brazil, Plotkin shows the problematic relationship between memory and family history. In the context of Canada, this film gives insight into the narratives of displacement and migration. Immigration is a process that complicates the definition of home and identity.

Discussion: Wednesday | Feb 17 | 7 - 8:30 pm | online *Date changed from Feb 23 as originally scheduled in our newsletter*

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