UNDERGROUND ABSOLUTE FICTION
Screened as a Short Film at Rumble Theatre's Tremors 2020 Festival
A novice filmmaker struggles to shoot and befriend a scrappy queer punk band amidst the rising protest movements of 2020 Poland, including the Polish Stonewall and Womens' Strike.
Rooted in Anais' attempts to reconcile their Polish heritage with the deeply fraught situation of queer people in Poland, UAF asks whether identity can bridge cultural divides, or if it's a site of Western imperialism.
Anais West (Writer, Lyricist & Producer),
Fay Nass (Director),
Christian Yves Jones (Videographer),
khattieQ (Music Director),
Veronique West (Dramaturg),
Claire Love Wilson (Performer),
AJ Simmons (Performer),
Julia Siedlanowska (Performer),
Sara Vickruck (Performer/Music Adaptation & Transcription),
Eric Biskupski (Audio Engineer),
Kimberly Ho (Stylist & Photographer).
Julia Siedlanowska (Cultural Consultation),
Chris Joao (Cultural Consultation),
Piotr Wieczorek (Cultural Consultation).
RUMBLE THEATRE'S TREMORS FESTIVAL 2020
Short Film Screening
QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2020
PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE CENTRE 2020
Wrightspace Digital Residency
Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and the frank theatre company