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THE PERFECT STORY

Year 2022
Runtime 75 mins
Language English, Norwegian, Somali
Subtitles English
World Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Online: Thu Sep 29 @ 10AM - Sun Oct 2
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Showtimes
Oct 2
11:30 AM Eau Claire 3

The September 24 screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring filmmaker Michelle Shephard.

Director Michelle Shephard (GUANTANAMO’S CHILD: OMAR KHADR, CIFF 2015) met Ismael Abdulle in Mogadishu in 2010 while she was covering the Somali civil war. His hand and foot had been cut off by the terrorist group al-Shabab. The articles she wrote about him generated a movement within the worldwide Somali community, helping him escape certain death.

THE PERFECT STORY offers a riveting and intimate look at the ethical and moral challenges sparked by the relationship between journalist and subject. By examining the boundaries of modern journalism and filmmaking, this provocative film questions how stories are chosen and the lens through which they are told.

Countries

Canada
Director
Michelle Shephard
Executive Producer
Anita Lee, Jane Jankovic
Producer
Bryn Hughes, Lea Marin, Michelle Shephard, Bryn Hughes
Screenwriter
Michelle Shephard
Cinematographer
Wesley Legge
Editor
Nick Hector
Music
Justin Small, Ohad Benchetrit
Cast
Ismael Abdulle, Sahal Abdulle, Michelle Shephard