Grandmothers is a lyrical, art-based, short documentary that lends deep listening to, and seeks universal wisdom from, three formidable older women from diverse communities.

Grandmothers explores the worlds of three women who have reached a formidable age. It gently seeks universal wisdom through their specific tales of hardship and humour. In response to these stories, three young artists (a dancer, a musician and an animator) weave their work throughout the film. Grandmothers demonstrates the richness that can be derived from intergenerational relationships and subtly attempts to address the lack of intergenerational spaces in popular North American culture.

FEATURING: Aghdas Missaghian, Patri Liebsch , Betty Jean Moore

DIRECTOR & EDITOR: Millefiore Clarkes
MUSIC: Russell Louder
ANIMATION: Aidan Searle

CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Kyle Simpson, Oakar Myint, Millefiore Clarkes
SOUND DESIGN: Adam Gallant
FUNDERS: FilmPEI Film4Ward, Telefilm, The Province of PEI/InnovationPEI / PEI Cultural Action Plan, CBC​


  • Best Atlantic Short Documentary - FIN Atlantic IFF
  • Lunenburg Doc Fest
  • St. John's International Women's Film Festival
  • Cinefest Sudbury
  • Charlottetown Film Festival
  • HotDocs
  • Telefilm Not Short on Talent Marketing Initiative at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • Hamilton Film Festival
  • Dawson City International Short Film Festival
  • RDV Canada