Here are two of the short films being presented for this NFB Film Club presentation.
Eighty-nine-year-old Mabel is feisty, fiercely independent, and can still create a terrific hairdo for one to two women per day. It took a lot of moxie to become the first woman in her community to be a wife, mother and small business owner at a time when women were burning their curlers along with their bras!
A portrait of Tofino, BC, intertidal artist Pete Clarkson as he crafts his most ambitious and personal project to date: a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. When splintered timber and other objects started to wash ashore, the disaster hit home for Clarkson, and the inspiration for his memorial was born. In Clarkson’s caring hands, the debris from Japan’s Tohoku region takes on a life of its own as he shapes it into a unique public sculpture.