Lessons for Polygamists premieres at the Images Film Festival.
If you are planning to go it is advisable to get tickets sooner rather than later.
April 23, 7 pm, Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (St George and Bloor)
Hangout after the screening: District Oven, 842 College Street (at Ossington)
Lessons for Polygamists
Employing animation and collage, Lessons for Polygamists takes place inside the diary of an adolescent girl growing up in a polygamous household. She lists the lessons she would convey to Dad, if only she could.
Lessons for Polygamists reflects the righteous voice of adolescence as the young narrator attempts to make sense of her family dynamics, and more so her Dad’s behaviour. Through animated playfulness and bits of family stories she extracts directives, lessons she would like to impart to Dad, the polygamist. While drawing on stories, photographs and documentation from her own family context, the filmmaker broadens the lessons to a much wider audience.
No Lies, a one minute short and silent version, won the “Most Original Film by a Local Female Director” award at the 2016 Toronto Urban Film Festival.
B.h. Yael is a Toronto based filmmaker, video and installation artist, whose work has shown nationally and internationally. She has been an instructor at OCAD since 1989. She also served as Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Art between 1997 and 1999.