Bound

, 11:06, English, 2015
Director: Daniel Boos
Bound film

NSI ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

A year-round Canadian short film fest run by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI).

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Samir, a schoolteacher, struggles to cope with the incident that turned his life upside down.

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