Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor

Shelley Thompson

Shelley Thompson

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2021

Duration

1 h 30 mins

Language

English

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Canadian, RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

When a young woman with a startling resemblance to her mother arrives home for her mother’s funeral, one family begins an odyssey toward understanding.

Dawn returns home to Nova Scotia to mourn the death of her mother and repair the estrangement with her father, John Andrew. An ancient tractor becomes the focus for the mechanically-minded Dawn, but her father’s long-simmering resentments heighten tensions. Watching his daughter work to restore the tractor, he realises that reclaiming this relationship depends on his own coming out: supporting Dawn publicly and fighting malicious small-town transphobia.

Shelley Thompson’s feature directorial debut follows a father and daughter as they cautiously rebuild their relationship and come to understand the mechanics of the heart.

May 27th, Noon (ET) to June 6th, 11:59 PM (ET)
Online

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