Winnipeg, 1939. A Bosnian immigrant to Canada, Nihad Ademi, conceives of a way
to harness the power of the Aurora Borealis in order to broadcast imagery of
his vast and beloved adopted land from coast to coast to coast. From his
tenement apartment-cum-laboratory, with the help of his large and eager
family, Nihad perfects his device and prepares to bring Canada – or at least
images of Canada, from the fighting beaver on – to its own people. From
directly in the centre of the country, a startling broadcast emanates like
ripples in a formerly placid pond.
Incredibly, due to the unfathomable powers of the Northern Lights, the device begins projecting images that do not even exist – images plumbed first from the depths of Nihad Ademi’s subconscious mind, and presently from the group consciousness of the whole citizenry of Canada.
However, all of this does not rest easy with the government. They stage a raid on Nihad’s laboratory in an effort to prevent the dissemination of unregulated patriotic imagery. The climactic donnybrook between cops and family leads to the tragic suspension of this remarkable method of broadcast, and relegates Nihad Ademi to the footnotes of Canadian history.
2009, 13 min 53 s
Prix et mentions
Grand prix de la compétition Labo- assorti d'une bourse de 3500 euros
Festival international du court métrage
Du 4 au 12 février 2011, Clermont-Ferrand - France
Meilleur court métrage expérimental
South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)
Du 12 au 20 mars 2010, Austin - États-Unis
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