2007 -- Documentary Feature
Simonee Chichester's father Edgar Chichester, left her when she was just six years old. Since then, her only parent has been her overbearing but fiercely loving mother. Twenty-three years later, her father's alcoholism and depression have led him to the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he is homeless and seriously ill. Before it's too late, Simonee decides to go in search of him on an emotionally charged journey to get to know her father. But as she soon realises, it's one thing to find your father, and quite another to face the man who is at the core of your innermost struggles.
Chichester's Choice is a deeply moving documentary and personal odyssey of revelation and absolution.
This film was developed with the support of the Canada Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada . In English and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Writer |Director | Producer
Chris Behnisch, Rhett Morita & Monica Guddat
Director of Editing
My Friend Simonee Films
70 minutes & 52 minutes
Emotionally potent and sometimes painfully honest, Chichester's Choice is also a compelling case study in legitimacy.
- Geoff Pevere TORONTO STAR