Friend/Enemy (Gr 9-12 Social Studies)

2016 Festival

Mon, May 9 @ 9:30 am - DJC; Sat, May 14 @ 11:00 am - GPLT; Tues, May 17 @ 10:15 am - GPLT

Chosen by teachers, this thought-provoking package contains 5 films that examine how friends can become enemies and enemies become friends. There are three foreign-language films (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish) with English subtitles.

Films in this package

In a society where everyone is monitored, Jeremy is an ambitious young Listener on the brink of a promotion who suddenly finds his loyalty challenged with the arrival of a new colleague.

In 2014, a decade of repressive government has been imposed on Turkey citizens when the Istanbul police come knocking at a woman’s door. They’re after the political activist she helped hide during demonstrations. When she refuses to cooperate, her husband’s fear of reprisal forces him to take action. Won 2015 Golden Student Academy Award (Foreign…

A young man is suddenly help captive by his own family but it is unclear who he is trying to escape from. Won Audience Award Best Short Film at the 2014 Bel-Air Film Festival.

In a grocery store in Lausanne, Switzerland, a father loses patience with his disobedient child. A bystander intervenes to express her concern. Other customers join in. The situation becomes chaotic as language barriers and prejudice escalate the conflict. Won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2014 Leeds International Film Festival among other…

When Zahed was an Iranian boy in the army during the Iran-Iraq war, he spared the life of Zahed, an injured Iraqi soldier. Twenty years later, they met by chance in Vancouver. This documentary shows how two former enemies became blood brothers for life. Won Founders Prize for Best Documentary Short Film at the 2015…