Directed by b.h. Yael ∙ 2017 ∙ Canada
Employing animation and collage, LESSONS FOR POLYGAMISTS takes place inside the diary of an adolescent girl growing up in a polygamous household. She lists the lessons she would convey to Dad, if only she could.
Every teenager knows better than the adults in their lives. LESSONS FOR POLYGAMISTS reflects the righteous voice of adolescence as the young narrator attempts to make sense of her family dynamics and, more so, her Dad’s behaviour. With animated playfulness, the images are drawn from family photographs and documentation, and the stories extend the lessons to a wider audience.