2017, 13:27 minutes, Colour, English
Night Playgrounds explores the outcome of sky-high city prices. They force young people to seek out activities that are cheap, accessible and forbidden. By climbing fences into closed communal locations, they blur the boundaries between private and public. They search for an intimacy that’s almost always at arm’s length.
Somewhere between fantasy and reality, documentary film and visual fiction, Night Playgrounds is a lyrical painting of these young people come to life. Night Playgrounds is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.