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The week director Tamara Segura returns to Cuba from Newfoundland, her father, whom she hasn’t spoken to in years, passes away. She inherits nothing but a box of meticulously organized family photographs developed in the laundry room of her home, along with a hoard of difficult family secrets.
Committed to unraveling her family’s complicated story, Segura spends time with three generations of women in her family to piece together the events in her father’s life that turned a gifted, well-intentioned young man into an abusive alcoholic. Using her father’s overexposed photographs, family interviews, and sourced archival footage of a patriotic, post-revolution Cuba, Segura finds a remarkable visual language and voice that draws surprising parallels between the dysfunction in her home and the kind that often seeps into patriarchal political systems. Stirring and sincere, this careful construction empathetically honours familial bonds, trauma, and the crucial step of forgiveness in our journeys of healing.

Distributor: NFB


  • Director(s)

    • Tamara Segura
  • Producer(s)

    • Annette Clarke
    • Rohan Fernando
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Annette Clarke
    • John Christou
    • Rohan Fernando
  • Writer(s)

    • Tamara Segura
  • Editor(s)

    • Andrea Henriquez
    • Tamara Segura
  • Cinematography

    • Deymi D’Atri
  • Composer

    • Andrew Sisk

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