We are now three months into this pandemic. Here at FRIENDS, our small office has been closed but each of our team members is still hard at work, because it's just as important to advocate for a stronger CBC and defend our cultural sovereignty now as it was before the pandemic hit.
But we understand that we can't simply continue with business as usual. Let's face it — what we now call "the new normal" is anything but. All the things that are keeping us healthy—staying home, self-isolating, excessively washing our hands—they take a toll on our emotional and mental well-being. And so we're continuing to devote a little extra care and attention to the things that bring us joy, things that take our minds to places beyond the walls of our homes, and things that remind us there is life beyond the pandemic. At FRIENDS, that takes the form of funny, beautiful, moving, and sometimes shocking films, made right here in Canada. Here are three picks from our team members for you to enjoy this week.