This is a repeating eventoctober 4, 2017 3:00 pm
Director: Stacey Tenenbaum | 78-minutes | Canada | 2017 | Documentary | TRAILER Edmonton Premiere! SHINERS delves into the lives of shoe shiners around the world giving you an insider’s view
Director: Stacey Tenenbaum | 78-minutes | Canada | 2017 | Documentary | TRAILER
Edmonton Premiere! SHINERS delves into the lives of shoe shiners around the world giving you an insider’s view of this often overlooked profession. Travel from Tokyo to La Paz, New York, Toronto and Sarajevo, to meet the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes. Shiners is a character-driven documentary which introduces you to the people who do this job and allows you to see the world through their eyes. From class relations to the importance of job satisfaction in our lives, Shiners touches on topics which are of concern to us all. People around the world have turned to shoe shining to provide for themselves and their families. These are their stories. Enter their universe. You’ll never look at a shoe shiner the same way again.
About the Director:
Stacey Tenenbaum is an award-winning creative producer and director who started her career in factual television 18 years ago. In 2014, Tenenbaum founded H2L Productions, a Montreal-based boutique film and television production company. SHINERS is her first documentary feature.
When I ask friends and acquaintances whether they’ve ever had their shoes shined, most are really uncomfortable with the very idea and many think it’s a degrading job, so I thought that was something interesting to explore in a film. I wanted to find out from the shiners themselves how they felt about their job and it turns out that almost every shiner I interviewed told me they love their job. It was pretty universal. How many professionals can say the same? We are all so disconnected from each other and I think shoe shines are one of those rare opportunities to connect with a person you would not normally meet.
SHINERS chronicles a day in the life of shoe shiners around the world — but it is really so much more than that. It’s a film about not being afraid to choose your own path in life despite what society might think. It is a film about how every profession deserves dignity and respect.
Age appropriate for: 14+ (Mature theme)
Festivals: Hot Docs
(Sunday) 12:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre
10200 102 Ave NW , Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B7