INTERFILM 37 Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
16. - 21. November 2021

The Train Station

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The Train Station

Lyana Patrick // Kanada // 2020 // 02:08 min

Animation, Documentary

Dieser animierter Dokumentarfilm erzählt eine Geschichte einer Familie über Zusammenhalt und Überleben in der Lejac Indian Residential School.

Drei Fragen an die Regie

1. Short Film has a unique way of telling stories and exploring themes. What is it that fascinates you about the short format?

Lyana Patrick: Short films can capture entire worlds in a very short period of time. I love the focused intensity of the short film format.

2. The program your film is selected for is called “Stepping Into the Void”: What connection do you see between your film and that title?

Lyana Patrick: My film tells a story about families being separated, of children surviving far from home and loving families. This is a profound and devastating void, and yet it’s also about love and survival. For many impacted by the history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada, including myself, we have worked to fill this void with love and care for our children, our communities and our people. This also represents a “stepping into the void” – transforming a painful history into a joyful present.

3. What film has inspired you most to make films yourself and what part of it do you see in your own work?

Lyana Patrick: I love Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s films. She conveys such an intimacy with her subject matter while providing the historical context that is still very much present today. Two films of Alanis’s stand out for me: “Richard Cardinal: Cry From a Diary of a Metis Child” and “We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice.” They represent different eras of Obomsawin’s film output but they embody a depth of compassion that is still with me today.

Produktion: Jessica Hallenbeck

Regie: Lyana Patrick

Sales Agent: Jessica Hallenbeck

Der Film wird in folgenden Programmen gezeigt


Stepping Into the Void

17.11.21, 16:00h, Babylon 1

21.11.21, 18:00h, Babylon 1