Short Documentary

On a solitary portage between the barren wilderness and a desolate city, a young man reflects on his troubled past and hopeful future. Honest, thoughtful and personal narration illuminates a survivor’s state of mind that seeks serenity, while a background drumbeat accelerates the pace of this starkly resilient, black and white cinematic portrait (Alex Rogalski, TIFF).

Recalling the aesthetic of traditional Japanese cinema, this short film portrays a young solitary figure seeking his place in society. His journey from the North to the city encapsulates his struggle to become a responsible adult and seek serenity.

Directed by Caroline Monnet
Written by Caroline Monnet
Based on a story by Cody Pierre
Produced by Kevin Lee Burton
Cinematography: Mike Maryniuk
Music: Norman Dugas & Sébastien Aubin
Starring Wayne Mallett
Warchild, 2010 
5:43 minutes

Toronto International Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival, retrospective (Finland)