The Transformations Project

TRANSFORMATIONS: Where My Thoughts Take Me

By Saba Akhtar / Theatre Direct

Where My Thoughts Take Me is a short film exploring and dissecting an overthinking brain trying to find peace when it feels like the world is falling apart.

“I was born in Tkaronto (“the place where trees stand in the water”), a place that has over time been stewarded by the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, the Chippewas, the Mississaugas of the Credit, and is today home to many other Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis peoples, as well as settlers. My parents moved from Pakistan here thinking this would be a land of opportunity for their children, unknown to them the dark colonial history of so-called Canada. In exploring my relationship to the land of Tkaronto I have learned about the disgusting relationship the Government of Canada has had with its Indigenous people. Having a relationship with this land - to me means supporting and uplifting indigenous voices as well as understanding the treaties here and my role in them.” – Saba Akhtar

Commissioned by Theatre Direct .