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Documentary Futurism Program - Distribution


Documentary Futurism

Cinema Politica is proud to be the distributor of the 15 films part of the cutting-edge Documentary Futurism program. Below you can read about the project, learn about the films and importantly—book films from this genre-bending program for a screening in your community or at your festival/institution today!


How do we document that which has yet to occur? Cinema Politica’s Documentary Futurism project seeks to usher in a new kind of filmmaking that brings actuality into conversation with speculation, and realism with the imaginary. Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, these 15 films inaugurate a new genre while deploying filmmaking approaches and contexts associated with documentary in order to imagine, speculate and represent future worlds.

To learn more, visit the official website of the project.


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Bretten Hannam / 2018 / 8' / L'nui'simk, with English subs
A pair of Mi’kmaw helpers travel the land, removing toxic remnants of the past.

Brishkay Ahmed / 2018 / 10' / Dari, with English subs
Sometime in the future, the women of Afghanistan rule.

Andrew Chiu / 2018 / 12' / English
150 years in the future, a Canadian refugee reflects on her escape and the new path she finds herself forced onto.

Mylène Augustin & Feven Ghebremariam / 2018 / 15’ / English, French, Pidgin, Atikamekw, with English subs
On a trip to Tiohtià:ke for the 150th anniversary of Expo 67, Sam, a 15-year-old Cameroonian girl traces the steps of her great grandmother who lived there over a hundred years ago.

Taina Da Silva & Becca Redden / 2018 / 16’ / Anishinaabemowin, with English subs
150 years from now, two warrior siblings document their community, who survived climate change, and become the focus of an event that will change them forever.

Couleur du MomentCOULEUR DU MOMENT
Jeremy Sandor / 2018 / 15’ / English
A colour forecasting agency documents its human employees on their last day at the office.

Enhior:hén:ne (Tomorrow)ENHIOR:HÉN:NE [TOMORROW]
Roxann Whitebean / 2018 / 5’ / Mohawk, with English subs
Enhior'hén:ne explores Mohawks children's predictions about the state of mother earth 200 years into the future.

Here and MarsHERE AND MARS
Mariam Zaidi / 2017 / 7’ / English
JK is a 26 year-old astronaut selected to go on a mission to Mars in the year 2035. As she gets ready for her momentous day, she reflects on her past and the people who helped her get to where is she is now.

tobias c. van Veen  / 2018 / 25’ / No dialogue
Blending documentary techniques with surrealist and silent filmmaking, LOST ALIEN captures the Afrofuturist cosplay of ZiggZaggerZ the Bastard as a photosensitive black alien stranded on a sunlit planet.

Andréanne Germain / 2018 / 6’ / English
A teenager unwillingly deletes her best friend in this bittersweet coming of age story set in a world where augmented reality has gamified existence.

Lari Jalbert / 2018 / 20’ / English, French, with English subs
post_cunt, gender-hacks matter; a dance of monsters, of post genital focus, of playful prosthetic fluidity, of empowerment and consent.

Thirza Cuthand / 2018 / 13’ / English
After white people have left Earth for Mars, Indigenous people talk about their work reclaiming the lands and restoring the health of the planet and their communities.

Des SolitudesSOLITUDES
Marwen Tlili & Quentin Ducados Tayeb Hadji / 2018 / 18’ / French, with English subs
Solitudes, or how the artistic endeavours of some create a nightmare for others who are in the minority. 

The Universe According to Dan BuckleyTHE UNIVERSE ACCORDING TO DAN BUCKLEY
Roberto Santaguida / 2018 / 10’ / English
In the beginning, there was nothing—you can get nothing easily. 

Andrés Salas-Parra / 2018 / 20’ / French, with English subs
In a world with nothing left to mine, communication has become the main resource for humanity to exist. The challenge? To stay connected.


Subtitles available upon request.


To book any or all of the Documentary Futurism films for a film festival, a grassroots screening or a community event, simply follow this link to our online booking form, or scroll to the bottom of this page where you'll find the form. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.


Ottawa, ON
- Nov 30, 2018, 6:30PM
, SAW Video & Media Arts Centre, SAW Video / Knot Project Space (2 Daly Ave)
Select titles: Aryana Resurrected, Camfranglais, Couleur du Moment, Enhio'hén:'ne [TOMORROW], Here and Mars, NOVA

Ottawa, ON
- Nov 29, 2018, 6:30PM
, SAW Video & Media Arts Centre, SAW Video / Knot Project Space (2 Daly Ave)
Select title: We Might Have Been Heroes

Montreal, QC
- Nov 28, 2018, 6:30PM
, Cinémathèque Québécoise (335 blvd de Maisonneuve E)
All titles

Montreal, QC
- Nov 22, 2018, 6PM
, QPIRG Concordia &t Le Frigo Vert, Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (2001 St-Laurent blvd)
Select title: Reclamation

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Nov 4, 2018, 8:20PM
, Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival, Eclipse Theatres (814 S 3rd St.)
Select title: Post-cunt

Kitchener, ON
- Oct 21, 2018, 4PM
, Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival, Apollo Cinema (1414 Ontario St. North)
Select title: Reclamation

Thunder Bay, ON
- Oct 26, 2018, 7PM
, RiVAL: the ReImagining Value Action Lab, The Hub Bazaar (507 Victoria Ave East)
Select titles: The Ceremony, NOVA, Reclamation, The Universe According to Dan Buckley, a's'katikl awti'l, We Might Have Been Heroes

Toronto, ON
- Sept 29, 2018, 7PM
, Pleasure Dome, Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue)
Select titles: The Universe According the Dan Buckley, Camfranglais, Nova, Breath Anew, Aryana Resurrected, Post_cunt, Couleur du Moment

Montreal, QC
- Sept 13, 2018, 7PM
, Program launch at the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve West)
All titles



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