Heather YoungCanada14 minutes2017ColourEnglish
View Milk during the Canada's Top Ten Shorts Programme 1 event.
Intro and Q&A with director Heather Young
A reticent young dairy farm employee struggles with the news of an unexpected pregnancy. A methodical cycle of calf births and milk extraction becomes an incisive meditation on the implications of reproduction and the anxiety of impending parenthood.
Une jeune employée de ferme laitière accueille difficilement la nouvelle d'une grossesse inattendue. Le cycle méthodique des naissances de veaux et de l'extraction du lait devient une métaphore incisive des implications de la reproduction et de l'anxiété entourant une parentalité imminente.
Heather Young is a Nova Scotia–based filmmaker from New Brunswick. After graduating from UNB and NSCAD University, she went on to make several short films including Green (13), Howard and Jean (14), and Fish (16), which have played at festivals all over the world including Palm Springs Shortfest, the Vancouver International Film Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts, and the Canada's Top Ten Festival. Her latest short, Milk (17), won Best Short Film in the Focus Quebec/Canada section at Festival du nouveau cinema in Montreal.