Places To Stay

1991 – 16mm, digital. Colour. 20 min.

Places to Stay is an experimental documentary about the filmmaker’s experience as a child of German immigrants who relocated to Canada in the 1950s. Filmed in the rural northern Ontario and Quebec communities and landscapes where the filmmaker spent her childhood, the film interrogates meanings of place and a search for cultural belonging.

Genres & Themes: Documentary. Experimental. Independent, Alternative, Immigration, Family.

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Filmmakers Co-operative, NY
Extra Sensory Productions Inc.


Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor: Edie Steiner
Music Composers: Malcolm Lewis, Edie Steiner, Michael Phillip Wojewoda
Sound Mix: Peter Kelly
Produced with the assistance of the National Film Board of Canada (PAFPS).

Songs from the film available for listening on SoundCloud:


Award of Excellence in Direction, 1991 Atlantic Film Festival


CBC, Canadian Reflections
WTN (Women’s Television Network)
Vision TV


Singapore Film Festival, 1997
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995
Women’s Perspective In Cinema at OISE, Toronto, 1995
Arcadia Art Gallery, Toronto, 1995
Inventions of Nations, Walter Phillips Gallery; Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, 1994
Inventions of Nations, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 1993
30 Years of Artist Cinema, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1993
LIFT: Carte Blanche, Cinematheque Ontario; LIFT at CineCycle, 1993
Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1992
Recent Canadian Avant-Garde at Innis College, Toronto, 1992
Princess Court Cinema, Kingston, 1992
Private Stock: New Films by Canadian Women, John Spotton Cinema, 1992
Atlantic Film Festival, 1991
Vox Populi Photography Festival, Cinematheque Quebecoise, 1991