Ask The Plantain

Director: Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos

Director of Photography: Antonia Ramirez

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About the project

A Greek Canadian woman embarks on an interior journey through a black hole in her heart to retrieve gifts from the wound. Following a plant called plantain which has also been named white man’s footprints as it was said to have followed the European settlers everywhere they went. Navigating fragmented threads of ancient myth and pre-hellenic ceremony to remember how to navigate a loss of identity and the cycles that accompany it.

Photographs by Adrianna Hankins

Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos

Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos (she/her) is a director and editor based on the west coast. Jaime Leigh’s projects primarily concern the empowerment of women, social and environmental justice. Jaime Leigh is a recent winner of the ‘Hot Doc’s Cross Currents Doc Fund’ (2021) with co-director Kayah George for their documentary film ‘Our Grandmother the Inlet.’ The film is currently in post production, and the team will be launching an impact campaign and legal case to demand the rights of nature for the Burrard Inlet in partnership with ‘Sacred Trust’ led by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Jaime Leigh was one of 5 prominent emerging filmmakers selected for DOC BC’S Breakthrough Program (2022) with her short to feature documentary film ‘Ask The Plantain.’ The short version of the project received funding from ‘The Canada Council for the Arts’ February (2022).

Ask The Plantain

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