The Dancer

Justin Ducharme | Short Drama
Canada | 2019 | 14 min
World Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 10:00am
Shorts Program: Tribulations
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

A multi-disciplinary dancer finds herself faced with making a possibly life-altering decision about her health and future.


Justin Ducharme is a filmmaker, writer, dancer and curator from the small Métis community of St. Ambroise on Treaty 1 Territory. He has been jigging since the age of 7, performing with The St. Ambroise Youth Steppers, the Louis Riel Métis Dancers and Acuhko Simowuk. His poetry was featured in Sex Worker Wisdom and PRISM International magazine. Justin is the co-editor of Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers Poetry alongside Amber Dawn, published fall of 2019. He currently lives and works on Unceded Coast Salish Territory.