Manitoba Documentary Shorts


ADMISSION: $10 / $8 members
* Also included in the GST Delegate Pass – available for
advance online purchase

This program features shorts recently commissioned by MTS Winnipeg on Demand, which showcases films that capture Winnipeg’s flawed and forgotten, heroes and outlaws, and personal and private histories.

HIRSCH (2010, 11 mins), by Noam Gonick
Objects found by children in an attic tell the story of the father of Canadian theatre, John Hirsch.

FROM RAGS TO RICHLU (2009, 26 mins), by Beth Azore
Bustling with cultural flavour and gems for the budding entrepreneur, this is a heart-full homage to the industrial resourcefulness, personal determination and courageous spirit of the immigrant founders who build a small but influential apparel empire in Winnipeg.
* World Premiere

RECONSTRUCTING WINNIPEG: ST. BONIFACE CATHEDRAL (2010, 9 mins), by Pete Siemens and Kevin Hill
Reconstructing Winnipeg takes a look at the history of the St. Boniface Cathedral from its log church inception to the modern structure nestled in the ruins of the old burned basilica, bringing that building back to live with animation and personal stories.
* World Premiere

FRANK AND PERCY (2010, 6 mins), by Shereen Jerrett
Frank and Percy is a touching “buddy” documentary about a man and his horse.
* World Premiere

MUSICAL GHOSTS (2010, 24 mins), by Chris Charney
In September, 1914, the New Orleans Creole Orchestra played Winnipeg’s Pantages Playhouse Theatre for their first international concert, bringing with them a new type of music from their hometown: Jazz. Based on the book by author and musician Owen Clark, Musical Ghosts uncovers stories about music icons whose impact is still felt today in this prairie city.
* World Premiere