Experimental Documentary, 16 mm/HD, Feature – work in progress
Director / Writer / Producer
Threshold – noun
1. A strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.
2. The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.
Threshold is a process-based long form experimental documentary film currently in development with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and LIFT: Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.
Threshold narrates the process of belonging to a family of multigenerational refugees; of being in a state of flight and landing; and of belonging to no place and all places at the same time. It examines the nature of leaving (things and pieces of yourself) and finding (a new place with a foreign history); the role of the passing of spoken memories; the learning of whispered secrets about new places of landing; and ultimately on the identity-forming and subtraction mechanisms of remembering and forgetting.