C'est à qui, ce ville?

3:49 / Canada / 2022 / Super 8 original / Digital transfer / Sound

Synopsis: "C'est à qui, ce ville?" is a response to the 1984 film, “Ville, Quelle Ville?” This original super 8 film documented various places in Toronto’s east end and reflected upon a young woman’s life in the city. 38 years later, "C'est à qui, ce ville?" revisits many of the same locations and contemplates a more mature perspective on urban living. This film was shot on outdated super 8 stock which gives the image a patina of time passing. Musical score by Montreal-based artist and composer, Jackie Gallant.

Director: Midi Onodera

Artist bio: Midi Onodera is an award-winning filmmaker and media artist who has been making films and videos for 35+ years. In 2018, Midi received the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts. Her work is laced with markers of her experiences as a feminist, lesbian, Japanese Canadian woman. She has produced over 25 independent shorts, ranging from 16mm film to digital video to toy camera formats. Her film The Displaced View (1988) was nominated for Best Documentary at the Gemini Awards. Skin Deep (1995), her theatrical feature, screened internationally at festivals including the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Since 2006 she has made over 500+ Vidoodles (defined as bite-sized 30 second to 2 minute video doodles). For the past 12 years she presents an annual video project addressing themes of language, media, politics, and the everyday. Her online videos can be viewed at: www.midionodera.com