Illusions of Control
— Nov. 9th, 6:10pm

About the Film

A riveting meditation on resilience in the face of disaster, Illusions of Control unfolds in landscapes irrevocably shaped by human attempts to dominate them. Five women confront unbearable crises: Silvia searches for her missing daughter in the deserts of northern Mexico; Yang attempts to hold back the expanding desert in China; Kaori mobilizes mothers as citizen-scientist to monitor radiation in Fukushima, Japan; Stacey builds on Indigenous knowledge to confront toxic legacies in Yellowknife; and Lauren stands at the crossroads of a serious health crisis in Chicago. Each story reveals surprising ways to live on, and reimagine life in the ruins.

1 hour 27 minutes

Director & Writer: Shannon Walsh

Ms. Walsh will be available for a Q&A following her film

Watch the Trailer

Illusions of Control Trailer from What Escapes Production on Vimeo.


Nov 09 2019


6:10 pm




Princess Twin Cinemas
46 King Street North, Waterloo, ON