CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2021
Country: CANADA
Language: English
Run Time: 136 minutes


Three children forge a bond, pure and strong in the face of adversity. Bing is a kid with a big imagination, a kind heart, and a father who refuses to address his mental health struggles. Sylvie has a younger brother who doesn’t know how to communicate with the world and a mother desperately trying to reach him. When Bing and Sylvie become fixtures at the local literacy center, under the loving watch of Ms. Hina, they meet Laura, whose neglectful parents don’t notice she is turning their eviction notices into a family of paper ducks. This quietly stirring film grants us the chance to observe the world from the children’s perspective: allowing curiosity to guide them rather than shame, helping each other unquestioningly, and not being afraid to see the world as a wondrous place to play. SCARBOROUGH—tender and tough in a reflection of life itself—invites us to reconnect with that time in our lives when we were still malleable. —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

Connor Palace

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 4:45 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Asian Cinema
Indigenous Cinema
Parability Cinema
Teen-Friendly Films

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director Director

Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson

Shasha Nakhai, Kenya-Jade Pinto

Catherine Hernandez

Rich Williamson

Rich Williamson

Principal Cast
Liam Diaz, Essence Fox, Anna Claire Beitel, Felix Jedi Ingram Isaac

Film Contact

Film Sponsors

Consulate General of Canada

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Community Partners

Centers for Families and Children & Circle Health Services, The

Journey Center for Safety and Healing

Seeds of Literacy

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