A film with several connections to the School of Creative Arts has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Program.
The Perfect Story (2022) offers an intimate look at the ethical challenges sparked by the relationship between a Canadian foreign correspondent and a young Somali refugee. By revealing the boundaries of journalism and filmmaking, the film questions what stories are told, why, and who gets to tell them.
The creative team behind the National Film Board production includes two members of the SoCA faculty: co-producer and editor Nick Hector and editorial consultant Kim Nelson, as well as alumna Alysha Baker-Diaz (MFA 2020), who served as assistant editor.
“This is a great honour. The School of Creative Art’s film faculty are proud to have been part of this challenging and important film,” says Prof. Hector.
Canadian Screen Awards are given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to recognize artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Award winners will be announced on April 16.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/745074682.