Niav Conty’s Small Time is about childhood, family, and the role models around us. Stubborn patriotism, dogmatic faith, and the sexualization of young women are all themes that swirl around in this tragic story about a ten year old girl surrounded by addicted adults. Director Niav Conty frequently works as a DOP, so this film is breathtakingly shot. In fact, Emma could be growing up in the Garden of Eden were it not for the snake of drug addiction that is shredding the community around her. Your heart goes out to her. How long can innocence prevail when you are being raised in a moral swamp? Small Time is nominated for the EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Feature at Whistler Film Festival 2020. Continue reading on THE FEMALE GAZE.
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