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When The Storm Fades

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 12:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Director in attendance. A genre defying docudramedy starring a real Filipino family of typhoon survivors re-enacting their daily struggle to recover from the strongest storm in recorded history - 2013's Super Typhoon Haiyan. Three years after the storm, the Pablos have rebuilt their seaside home in Tacloban, one of the Philippines' poorest neighbourhoods. Their slow recovery is shaken up by two awkward Canadian volunteers planting trees in the community, played by Canadian Comedy Award Winners Kayla Lorette and Aaron Read. This foreign couple is learning the difference between helping and actually being helpful. Part comedic fiction, part dramatic re-enactment - the result is a satirical examination of the white saviour complex and a quiet meditation on grief in the era of climate change. When The Storm Fades was a prefigurative production that has improved the economic quality of life for the storm survivors that star in the film. In English, Waray with English subtitles. Parental guidance for drug use and occasional strong language. "A beautiful and totally original film. Unique, powerful, lovely, funny, heartbreaking and true."—Naomi Klein "When the Storm Fades contains a startling combination of tragedy and comedy… But the quality that lingers longest is the beauty of the place and its people. A dark tree, bedazzled with fireflies, or a strobe of lightning making fractal patterns across the ocean look like scenes from a Terrence Malick film. A true and genuine gem, don’t miss this one!"—Dorothy Woodend, Tyee
  • Directed by Sean Devlin
  • 2018, British Columbia/Philippines
  • 80 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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