The Canadian Red Cross, The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division, and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism have joined forces to bring to life Back Home Again, an animated short film with an all-star voice cast to help build mental health awareness and spark conversations in communities across Canada and around the world.
Inspired by community resiliency after one of the largest wildfire evacuations in Canadian history impacted the lives of more than 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray and area in 2016, the story is told through the eyes of the woodland creatures that inhabit the land. The film features the voices of Jeremy Renner, Martin Short, Kim Basinger, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Michael J. Fox, Howie Mandel, Ed Asner, Lorne Cardinal, Gordon Pinsent, Mena Suvari, Bill Burr, Tom Green, Norm MacDonald, Harland Williams, Sherri Shepherd, Marlon Wayans, Scott Thompson, and Tantoo Cardinal.
“Back Home Again reminds me that, even as we speak, fires continue to burn thousands and thousands of acres all over the world. As I, and many dear people close to me as well, lost their homes in the Woolsey fire, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of the millions of animals that also lost their homes and their lives in these fires. With homes and habitats destroyed and so much physical demise and mental disorientation involved, it is a devastating experience, but this film is one of hope, dedication, determination, and love; a film of belief that we can restore, rebuild and recover.” – Kim Basinger
Back Home Again Premiers at the Edmonton International Film Festival
Check out this exciting movie at the Edmonton International Film Festival:
- October 2 – 2:00 p.m. – Garneau Theatre
- October 2 – 4:30 p.m. – Garneau Theatre
- October 2 – 6:30 p.m. – Garneau Theatre
- October 3 – 5:45 p.m. – Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre
- October 4 – 31 – View online