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National Feature Competition

The Dependents Sofía Brockenshire

Should we leave our origins behind or can we give them new meaning? This is the question posed by The Dependents, in which the filmmaker combs through decades of diary entries written by her father, a retired immigration officer, interrogating him as he did countless applicants who appeared before his desk in Canadian embassies across the globe. This work is a reflection on the right to mobility for some and not others and the discourses that justify this inequality. Brockenshire’s film merges the past and present in a bold and sonically rich family portrait about home, displacement, and current forced and voluntary migration movements.
— Jason Fox

Sofía Brockenshire will also participate in a discussion with Andrea Bussmann on november the 21st as part of Doc-to-doc : 25 years of Encounters

Presented in collaboration with World Records

competition : National Feature Competition

The Dependents

  • Country : Canada, Argentina
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : English, Spanish, Korean
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 90 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sofía Brockenshire
  • Editing : Sofía Brockenshire
  • Production : Sofía Brockenshire
  • Music : Banana, The Gospel Of Woo Kyung Sook
  • Sound Design : Julian Flavin
Filmography of Sofía Brockenshire :

Epecuén (2012)
Una Hermana (2016)

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by Lina Rodriguez

Self-Portrait

by Joële Walinga

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