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XO Rad Magical

Christopher Gilbert Grant | Short Drama
Canada| 2019 | 2 min|
World Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 3:45pm
Shorts Program: Indig Love Stories
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1


XO Rad Magical is a personal lyrical poem about the daily struggle of living with schizophrenia. This psychedelic and hypnotic film shows that there is beauty in the brains of those who are at war with themselves.

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Christopher Gilbert Grant is a young Mi’kmaq artist from the Pabineau First Nation who is living with schizoaffective disorder. He studied Fine Arts at Mount Allison and animation technique at the New Brunswick Community College, and his work was featured in Young Ancestors, a 2014 group show at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery. In 2018, he mounted a solo exhibition called Disposing Sanity: Life After the Psych Unit at the Bathurst Heritage Museum.