WITHIN REACH Canada
Documentaries of the World
2006 / Video / Colour / 51 min
Director : Phyllis Katrapani
Script : Phyllis Katrapani
Photography : Phyllis Katrapani
Editor : Kara Blake, Louise Dugal
2006 WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, MONTREAL
What do we bring from our homeland that remains with us in the country where we are now citizens? What do we discard? What do we pass on? Language, memories, objects that bear witness to past lives and, often, to other cultures. What are the links between here and there, then and now, distance and proximity? An intimate journey in seven chapters, Within Reach explores, through recollections, conversations and experiences, the questions of intimacy in art and the documentary filmmaker's point of view.
Born in Montreal in 1967, Phyllis Katrapani graduated in communication from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She studied as well at the FAMU film school in Prague and the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal. Her first film, Still Life (1992), was made at FAMU as a graduation film. Among her subsequent works, Ithaka (1997) and HOME (2002) were shown at the Montreal World Film Festival as well as events worldwide.