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Death to the Bikini!Death to the Bikini!

Death to the Bikini!


This film is only available for streaming in USA

Content advisory notice

Film contains some themes relating to non-sexual child nudity and blood

This film will be playing at the AoDR 2024 Festival between the 5th – 21st January, 2024.

This film was selected at the AoDR 2024 Festival, and was available between the 5th - 21st January, 2024.

Programmer's Notes

Just like the main character in this short, I hit double digits and suddenly I was told I’d have to change my entire identity. My clothes, my behavior, my hobbies, all were deemed ‘inappropriate’ by the adults in my life. Boys my age were allowed to continue behaving like children, but I was held to the standards of an adult, and over the coming months, more and more of my female peers were forced into the same box. And that’s dumb! Let little girls be little girls!






16 minutes 36 seconds


Justine Gauthier


Justine Gauthier

Cast & crew

  • Producer: Léonie Hurtubise
  • Cast: Mia Garnier, Etienne Cardin, Aksel Leblanc, Olivier Leblanc, Johnnovan Jobin, Eve Pressault, Eric Robidoux
  • DoP: Gabrielle Bergeron
  • Editing: Marie-Pier Grignon
  • Artistic Direction: Yola van Leeuwenkamp
  • Sound: Jacob Marcoux, Ilyaa Ghafouri, Joey Simas
  • Music: Viviane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool


Lili, a feisty 10-year-old girl, has always swam topless. When her parents force her to wear a bikini top for a trip to the water park, she rebels: why should she hide her flat chest when her friends, all boys, don’t have to?