The Hemispheres

Documentary Canada 2010 English 0:14:26

“The Hemispheres” is a short documentary focusing on the relationship between Sol and Margot Tolchinsky. The film takes its name from the condo complex in Florida where Sol and Margot spend 6 months out of the year. This portrait is told through the eyes of their granddaughter as she decides it is her turn to hold the video camera and begin making family movies of her own.


Vanessa Tolkin was born and raised in Montreal and received her BA from Concordia University’s Communications program and her MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York City. Her documentary work is focused on the fluidity of the individual and the complexity of everyday relations. She places a strong emphasis on questioning the boundary between fact and fiction and takes great joy in the experimental possibilities of representation.