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WIFT-A at CIFF 2005


Saturday, September 24
10:00 – 11:30 am
Burlington Theatre, Glenbow Museum

Tickets $15 in advance
at the CIFF Box Office in Eau Claire Market, main level

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or by phone: 612-3377

Presented by:
WIFT-A (Women in Film and Television Alberta),
Skippingstone Productions
Calgary International Film Festival

Award winning Director and Screenwriter, Deepa Mehta, at this intimate and frank discussion of her career, her passion, and her acclaimed film, Water. Considered by many as one of the finest new directors worldwide, Deepa Mehta earned the very first Honourable Mention in the prestigious Caméra d'Or category at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, for her first feature film Sam & Me.

This conversation will be moderated by Valerie Fortney of the Calgary Herald. A well respected journalist and editor, Fortney has won many awards for her work. She has recently returned from her travels in India for an upcoming series of articles, bringing a unique and insightful perspective to this event.

This event is a WIFT-A fundraiser and passes are not accepted.

WIFTA Member Screenings at CIFF

Downsizing, Canada, 2005
Saturday September 24, 1 PM at the Plaza Theatre
Smita Acharyya, 10 minutes

A hilarious look at one bride’s struggle to get everything done before the big day, including losing weight.

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Between: Living in the Hyphen
October 1, 6:30 PM Glenbow Theatre

Director: Anne Marie Nakagawa
Producers: Bonnie Thompson, Graydon McCrea
Cinematographer: Craig Wrobleski
Editor: Jamie Francey
Music: Emre Unal

Filmmaker Anne Marie Nakagawa is familiar with the idea of being “half this and half that,” being herself a product of the Caucasian and Japanese parents.  It is universally regarded that to be half is to be something short of a whole, and in a Eurocentric culture, it often boils down to the distinction between “white” and “other.” “Half” implies being in between, not fully belonging to either side.  In this film, Nakagawa takes a precise look at how half-white persons come to terms with their identities amidst a prominently white context.

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