A wink to all the small moments that forego age and language
All About Family
8 minutes 45 seconds
As he accompanies his partner’s grandfather at the cemetery, a young Canadian with Asian roots is confronted on the distance separating both of his cultures. Funny yet thoughtful, Signal Fire proves that communication isn’t just reliant on words, but can come from the sharing of these unique and small moments that we all share.
“I believe it is important to share stories that can also create opportunities for conversations to happen. Throughout my career, I strive to create films focusing on Asian storytelling where the story often centers on unspoken encounters and actions of characters and images instead of dialogue. Signal Fire is an extension of this artistic process, exploring the way non-verbal communications and action can largely impact change between people.”
(Alice Il Shin)