Otherly: A Series of Short Documentaries on Belonging Co-Produced by NFB and POV Spark

Created specifically for Instagram Stories, Otherly is a series of short documentaries about finding one’s place in the 21st century. Using universal themes like love, inclusion, and loss as entry points, seven female, non-binary, and genderqueer creators have crafted films that are at once timeless and yet by definition of their form, ephemeral.

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The project is a co-production between the NFB and POV Spark and the stories range from family relationships to exploring LGBTQIA+ identities, to a search for freedom and independence. We wanted to highlight a couple of the films here below.

Still from Papier Accordéon
Still from Papier Accordéon

In Papier Accordéon, directed by Grace An, two friends in different cities spend time together from a distance over a period of 24 hours. Watch the film on Otherly’s Instagram, currently in their Story highlights.

Still from A Portrait of Tracy
Still from A Portrait of Tracy

A Portrait of Tracy, directed by Joanne Lam, is an experimental documentary that explores the echoes of childhood memory from an immigrant’s perspective: what is lost to time and distance, and what remains. Watch the film on Otherly’s Instagram Stories, premiering today!


Head over to Otherly to watch all the films.


NFB + POV Spark Otherly Website

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