"One of my favorite pieces, Soup For My Brother, was filmed not far from where I grew up in Western New York. As soon as the opening shot flashed on the screen I felt instantly connected. Though the abandoned backhoe, worn out house, and rural setting are practically another world compared to the concrete and glass of downtown Toronto, the message still hits home no matter where you’re from. Simply narrated, without dialogue, and shot primarily at a picnic bench in a man’s yard, the film enthralled me and did not release me until the following film forced me to refocus. The work is a short and plain video of a middle-aged man making soup for his brother on the one-year anniversary of his unexpected passing." - Mary Schmitz, Pro Tem at York University (Ontario, Canada)
The full article can be read here: "ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival Review"
Pro Tem is the Bilingual Newspaper of Glendon College. Founded in 1962, it is York University’s oldest student-run publication, and Ontario’s first bilingual newspaper. All content is produced and edited by students, for students.