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Selected Film:

Babe, I Hate to Go

Selected Film:

Babe, I Hate to Go

Why We Chose This Film

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About the Filmmaker

Marked by their intimacy, Andrew Moir’s documentaries take audiences inside seminal moments of his subjects’ lives. He typically works with small crews and builds close relationships with the people featured in his work. His short documentaries include Uprooted (Hot Docs 2011) and the award-winning Just As I Remember (Hot Docs 2013), which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary and won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Student Prize. Babe, I Hate To Go (2017) is about a Jamaican migrant worker faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis. Festival screenings include Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, DOC NYC, and a Canadian Screen Award Nomination. His latest film is Take Me To Prom, which screens at Hot Docs and AFI DOCS in 2019. He is currently editing his first feature.

Dive Even Deeper

Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…

Create a secrets jar.

Like the main character in this film, many of us hold onto secrets that keep us distant from those who love us.

  • Take a piece of paper and cut or tear it into smaller strips.
  • On the strips of paper write down some personal secrets that you’ve been holding onto and put them into a jar.  
  • When you have a few free moments, sit with the jar and take out the secrets.
  • Is there one you could share with another person that might make you feel better or lighter? If so, consider calling that person or trying to see them if they live or work nearby.

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I want to know the rest of the story! I liked it. It was sad but he said a lot of true statements.

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    • Anonymous

      I would also like to know how the story ends. Or how he is doing now.

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      • Natalie Gee

        Hi, it’s Natalie (the UnLonely Festival curator). I contact the filmmaker to get an update on Delroy. Unfortunately he died a few months after the events in the film. Delroy did make it back home and was surrounded by his family. Andrew Moir, the director, is actually now editing a feature-length documentary about what happened next in Delroy’s story, and it will be out in 2020. Thanks for watching the film and sharing your thoughts!

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    • Natalie Gee

      Hi, it’s Natalie (the UnLonely Festival curator). I contact the filmmaker to get an update on Delroy. Unfortunately he died a few months after the events in the film. Delroy did make it back home and was surrounded by his family. Andrew Moir, the director, is actually now editing a feature-length documentary about what happened next in Delroy’s story, and it will be out in 2020. Thanks for watching the film and sharing your thoughts!

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  2. Susan

    Beautiful. The scene with his wife was incredible. A decent man.

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  3. Vicki Bowser

    What a courages man. It takes a great man to put his family first before himself. It is very sad story. It helped me to realize that it could happen to anyone at anytime.

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  4. Anonymous

    I feel sad and I wanted to know the rest of the story. I feel so sad for his family back home not having more time with him.

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    • Natalie Gee

      Hi, it’s Natalie (the UnLonely Festival curator). I contact the filmmaker to get an update on Delroy. Unfortunately he died a few months after the events in the film. Delroy did make it back home and was surrounded by his family. Andrew Moir, the director, is actually now editing a feature-length documentary about what happened next in Delroy’s story, and it will be out in 2020. Thanks for watching the film and sharing your thoughts!

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  5. Scott Gonderzik

    In agreement with some of the other posts- would like to know the rest of the story. We don’t realize how lucky we have it!

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    • Natalie Gee

      Hi Scott, it’s Natalie (the UnLonely Festival curator). I contact the filmmaker to get an update on Delroy. Unfortunately he died a few months after the events in the film. Delroy did make it back home and was surrounded by his family. Andrew Moir, the director, is actually now editing a feature-length documentary about what happened next in Delroy’s story, and it will be out in 2020. Thanks for watching the film and sharing your thoughts!

      Reply
  6. Anonymous

    It was difficult to see him suffering and be apart from his family. His co-workers seemed to care about him so he wasn’t completely alone, yet I imagine he would have preferred to be home. He was making quite a sacrifice to continue to work in order to support his family. What would they want for him and for themselves?

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  7. Denise

    We’re so fortunate to have what we have. Sacrifices for one’s family wins out over all else.

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  8. Saoudy A. Saoudy

    A bread maker for his family faces cancer in a foreign land.Denial is confronted with deterioration of health.The inevitable is coming and he is trying to help his family.

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  9. Herman

    I have seen this kind of denial in older men and some women of many different cultures who are the heads of their household. I think it is difficult for many to admit they are sick or are not as” strong” as they and others think they are; this and the role reversal of needing support can be very difficult for many to accept. And in this case, understanding that his death will have a great impact on his family in Jamaica must be an added painful experience.

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