Produced in Vancouver by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), this 12-minute documentary will be joined by three feature-length NFB co-productions: Brian D. Johnson’s The Colour of Ink (Sphinx Productions/NFB), Nisha Pahuja’s To Kill a Tiger (Notice Pictures/NFB) and Patricio Henriquez and Luc Côté’s Waiting for Raif (Macumba Média/NFB).
In A Motorcycle Saved My Life, the open road presents a point of departure for director lori lozinski to process deep-seated grief. Revisiting the formative experiences that drove her ambition, lozinski examines the influence of her parents in the present light of day. It is in unpacking these recollections at full throttle that the ordering of memory becomes justified. Her motorcycle’s intractable hum disrupts the solitude of Northern Alberta’s vast farmland–a place where childhood was rife with paternal expectations. Connecting to her mother’s youthful spirit, an opportunity emerges to see herself anew. A delicate and personal ode to the complexities of how we sit with our history after loved ones have passed.
An award-winning Vancouver-based filmmaker and the president of Violator Films, lori lozinski is recognized for producing socially conscious, character-driven stories with female creatives. She recently co-produced Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ award-winning feature doc Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy with the NFB.