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Every spring for the last 13 years, Delroy has left his partner Sophia and their kids behind in the small hamlet of Top Hill, Jamaica, to do seasonal work on a farm in Canada. Sophia plays the lottery daily in hopes of changing their economic future, but above all, she dreams of escape. This year, after cutting his contract short, Delroy returns to his family with an engagement ring for Sophia—and an unexpected diagnosis of terminal cancer. Through a composed, empathetic lens, Andrew Moir chronicles the last days of Sophia and Delroy's relationship as she cares for her new spouse. The film quietly observes Sophia rise to the many challenges presented by her unknown future, in a rural society where women traditionally have little independence. Beautifully observed, Don't Come Searching presents a moving portrait of a resilient, contemporary Jamaican woman, determined to find her own way in life. Aisha Jamal

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Andrew Moir
  • Producer(s)

    • Michelle Serieux
    • Sherien Barsoum
    • Andrew Moir
  • Editor(s)

    • Graeme Ring
  • Cinematography

    • Andrew Jeffrey
    • Andrew Moir
  • Composer

    • Ben Fox
  • Sound

    • Andrew Moir

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City of Toronto

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