The Dust Bowl

Lisa Jackson | CANADA | 2016 | 4 MIN | Experimental

Friday 21 October 2016 | 2:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
World Premiere

Screening as part of B[e]arings: Experimental Shorts

Exploring the devastation of the 1930s, Lisa Jackson shapes amateur-shot archival film from a South Dakota town and audio interviews of residents who lived through the Great Depression to craft a moving and powerful allegory of contemporary financial corruption.


Lisa Jackson’s genre-blending films span documentary and fiction and include current affairs, animation and a musical. They’ve appeared on most networks in Canada, screened at major festivals internationally and garnered numerous awards, including a 2010 Genie for Best Short Film. Playback Magazine named her one of 10 to Watch in 2012.