Return to News

Distance Studies at Images Festival

Nada El-Omari, Noor Khan, Elizabeth M. Webb, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Tanya Lukin Linklater


Curated By: Magdalyn Asimakis


Monday, April 17, 20237:00PM EDTLocationCanadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)

1411 Dufferin Street, Unit D, Toronto, ON, M6H 4C7


Distance Studies traces a series of relationships that exceed linear space and time. This selection of works by artists and filmmakers Noor Khan, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Elizabeth M. Webb, Nada El-Omari, and Tanya Lukin Linklater ask, what does it mean to know someone? Must they be within arm’s reach? What can we access through shared spaces? Some pose inquiries around how physical distance blurs definitions of ‘home’, while others trace distances between inhabited spaces, and still others foreground memory and familial knowledge as something immediate. These films consider what haunts us, what we embody, and what we learn about ourselves through people and spaces that are absent, or once were.


, not like us. Not like us, (2022) will screen in this program. A description of the work:


Tanya Lukin Linklater began writing in relation to girlhood as a response to the attempted assassination of girls’ education activist, Malala Yousafzai, in Swat Valley, Pakistan in 2012. , not like us. Not like us, (2022) centres memory through dance, image, and text, and is a part of a larger series of investigationsWith Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Ceinwen Gobert and Neven Lochhead.