Productions

Grand Cru

A Montrealer risks it all to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the few elite wine producers in Burgundy, France. > more

A Time to Swim

A former exile returns to his childhood village and struggles to navigate a complex web of interests and tensions in a race to save his culture. > more

Forever Dad

When a photographer loses contact with his son following a parental abduction, he embarks on an artistic project to make portraits of other fathers in the same situation. > more

Okpik’s Dream

The extraordinary life story of Harry Okpik, champion Inuit sled dog musher and amputee. > more

The Flying Stars

Portrait of civil war amputees in Sierra Leone through a soccer league and one of its most charismatic and haunted players. > more

Burgundy Jazz

A web documentary that explores the Montreal Black community's incredible contribution to jazz. > more

Come Worry With Us!

Can a rock band be the village that raises a child? Montreal band Silver Mt. Zion has accepted a child into its touring tribe. > more

Lost Rivers

The past, present, and future of the world's lost urban rivers. > more

Mr. Crab

A child who both idolizes and is terrified by his father dives into the waters of Trinidad and his imagination to confront his fears. > more

Notes from the Kuerti Keyboard

A quirky short film featuring legendary Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti. > more

A Time to Swim

In the suburbs of Montreal, Mutang Urud is a stay-at-home dad. But in Malaysia, he was a voice of resistance for the indigenous peoples of Sarawak. A Time to Swim follows Mutang as he returns home for the first time since his exile in 1992. The remote forest village, however, is not like he remembers it. Contrary to the will of the elders, cousins who once stood by him at the blockades are now welcoming the timber companies. Despite the threat of a lingering arrest warrant, Mutang can’t resist taking up his old cause. A Time to Swim explores the effects of environmental destruction on the fabric of a community through the personal story of Mutang’s search for belonging in a place where the very ideas of home and heritage are slipping away.

Written by | Ashley Duong, Richard Spiegel
Directed by | Ashley Duong
Produced by | Katarina Soukup, Ashley Duong
With | Mutang Urud
Also With | Noeli Urud, Agan Urud, Natasha Blanchet-Cohen 
Director of Photography | Vincent Gonneville 
Editor | Hannale Halm
Original Music | Olivier Alary
Sound | Cyril Bourseaux, Tobias Haines, Catherine Van Der Donkt,, Richard Speigel, Jean Paul Vialard

Canada Media Fund, CALQ, National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit, Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit, Bell Fund

Super Channel, Isuma TV

WORLD PREMIERE – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017
(Finalist – Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Filmmaking)