Dust braids two memories from a poet’s youth. In one memory, the young man remembers a last moment with a lover. In the other memory, he recalls his final hours with his dying grandfather. Ultimately, this contemplative examination of the nature of grief becomes a poetic meditation of “water, skin and dust.”

Dust (2013)


Trinidad and Tobago, Canada






Shane Book

Shane Book

Shane Book

Shane Book was born to a Trinidadian mother and Canadian father. He is the author of Ceiling of Sticks, winner of both the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. Adapted from his National Magazine Award-winning poem, Dust is his first film.

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