An animated short documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship. Drawing on childhood memories, Anne Koizumi, the filmmaker, explores her upbringing with her Japanese immigrant dad, who was also the janitor at the elementary school she attended. The film explores the idea of shame and how it can shape and define us while also concealing who we can truly become. #CBCShortDocs #InTheShadowOfThePines
OIAF 2020: Canadian Film Institute (CFI) Award for Best Canadian Animation
OIAF 2020 BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
In the Shadow of the Pines | Anne Koizumi | Canada
Jury Comment: A beautifully written script, which married perfectly with a collage technique, a film that spoke directly to the heart about a universal situation – connections between parents and offspring.