Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo (Anishnabe) • Canada • 2020 • 3m
Odehimin is a film about reconnecting with oneself and relearning to love oneself.
Jamie Kalama Wood (Native Hawaiian, Mexican, European) • USA • 2021 • 7m • English
Female Jingle Dancers and Male Fancy Dancers offer a combined piece in honor and recognition of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (specifically amongst Native American and Alaskan Native women)
Theola Ross (Cree) • Canada • 2020 • 11m • Eng. & Cree
A Cree filmmaker and her white partner document their pregnancy and journey to parenthood. From the search for an Indigenous donor and midwife to their concerns about raising a child as an interracial queer couple, the joy of having a child together gives them the courage to overcome any obstacle.
Erica Daniels (Cree/Ojibway) • 2021 • Canada • 11.5m • English
A Two-Spirited daughter discovers she is a perfect kidney donor for her ailing father. By gifting a piece of herself, she hopes to save his life and gain his acceptance for who she truly is.
Nicolas Renaud (Huron-Wendat) • Canada • 2020 • 18m • French w/ Eng. Subtitles
A young Inuk woman living in Montréal reflects on the construction of her identity across the different worlds she has lived in. In the aftermath of violent and tragic events, she had to leave Nunavik at the age of 8. Today, she decides to get a tattoo of an image that marks a new stage in her transformations, on her way to make peace with the past.
Chanelle Lajoie (Métis) • Canada • 2019 • 6m • English
Métis Femme Bodies is an exploration into the experiences of what has become a repressed identity in both Indigenous and femme forms. Métis Femme Bodies aims to offer visibility and voice to those who have been denied such luxury in order to accurately represent themselves and correct misleading narratives imposed by greater power structures
Patrick Shannon (Haida) • Canada • 2021 • 3m • English
A music video for young Indigenous artist Angel Baribeau, about an LGBTQ+ 2Spirit Indigenous love story that spans a lifetime.
Livia Silvano Pacaya • Peru • 2020 • 3m • Spanish w/ Eng. Sub.
This is the story of Rafita, a fisherman, he has had to overcome many problems in his life including alcohol, but he managed to find healthy ways to get closer to his family.
Siwar Peralta Huamán (Quechua) • Peru • 2021 • 6m • Spanish w/ Eng. Subtitles
Don Alejandro is an 80-year-old potter from the town of Santo Tomás. He belongs to the second generation of Kukama migrants. He no longer dresses or speaks their language but is still considered Kukama. There is a voice from another Quechua indigenous who is young and poetically analyzes this change in language and culture.
Valeriya Golovina (Ukrainian) • New Zealand • 2020 • 16m • Tokelau w/ Eng. Subtitles.
Meli and her husband Avito reflect on the pivotal decision of their lives. With much trepidation they left the tiny atoll of Tokelau for New Zealand seeking a better life for their son. 43 years on, they find themselves pulled between family and a longing for home.
Patrick Boivin (Atikamekw) • 2021 • Canada • 8m • French w/ Eng. Sub.
Mikko, a 10-year-old with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), allows us to better understand this condition and to share the challenges and positive aspects of the everyday life of a child with ASD.
Cristina Kotz Cornejo (Huarpe) • USA • 2021 • 9.5m • Spanish w/ Eng. Subtitles
US based filmmaker and Huarpe descendent, Cristina Kotz Cornejo is introduced to Huarpe leader, Maria Zalazar who introduces Cristina to the culture and plight of modern day Huarpe descendents in what is now known as San Juan, Argentina in this short 360º personal documentary.
Aaron Sinclair • Canada • 2020 • 9m • English
Daylin Robson, a man of half native descent recounts his early years in Neyaashiinigmiing Reserve 27 and the reasons that drove him to leave in pursuit of a better future. He arrives in Brampton, only to be overwhelmed, suffering from culture shock and anxiety. Isolating himself from the world, Daylin then began to face depression. With the help of his close friend Wade Hunter, Daylin found himself in the iron working field and looks to bring this opportunity back to his people.
Kaela Waldstein • USA • 2020 • 8.5m • English
"Becoming" explores the connection of Orlando's contemporary designs with his traditional Navajo upbringing, the honouring of Native women, especially his grandmothers. It challenges the notion that Native art must be fixed in time, and shows how weaving the past into the present can be a powerful form of cultural expression.
Leigh Joseph (Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh), Trevor Dixon Bennett
• Canada • 2020 • 23m • English
Styawat/Leigh Joseph is a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Nation ethnobotanist. She grew up away from her traditional territory of Squamish, B.C. but in coming to a deeper understanding of her identity as a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh woman, felt called to move her family home.
As she navigates walking between academic and cultural worlds, she contemplates her relationship with plants and their role as teachers. On the land where her ancestors have harvested since time beyond memory, her life purpose is awakened.
Damien Ferland • Canada
• 2020 • 14m • English
Damien revisits his experiences at Bible Camp from the ages of 11 to 13. He couldn't fit in at school, but maybe he might fit in at camp? WatchDamien dive back into past traumas with oblivious camp counselors, fresh air, nature, evangelical Christianity, and worst of all, a cabin full of five other thirteen-year-old boys
Jerry Wolf (Waywayseecappo First Nations/Vietnamese) • Canada • 2021 • 8m • English
Welcome to Brokenbridge, a northern Ontario community where women go missing, kids are killing themselves, and everyone else is under the grips of a drug crisis...the source of which is radiating from an evil presence that dwells deep in the boreal wilderness. The troubled youth of Brokenbridge must unite or perish.
Pedro Favaron • Peru • 2019 • 32m • No Dialogue
An intercultural film project that shows the visionary world of Meraya doctors, who are Shipibo-Konibo sages. Through video art techniques this experimental documentary introduces the viewer to the intimacy of the Peruvian Amazon, to the wisdom of forests and plants, and to the healing experience with ayawaska, which is also part of today's Shipibo-Konibo culture.
Lindsay McIntyre (Inuit/Scottish) • Canada • 2019 • 10m • English
Shot on hand-processed, 16mm film, at the site of the former Birtle Indian Residential School in what was once Birdtail, Manitoba. The building is one of the last remaining residential school buildings from this long, dark era of recent Canadian history. All text included in the work was extracted, photographed off the page, and reassembled from the many volumes of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report.
Edgar R. Hernandez (Mayan) • Guatemala/Canada • 2020 • 5m • No Dialogue
This experimental film evokes at once many microscopic organisms that spread out in the air to expand in space and time. It reflects a surreal change affecting social changes (distancing) of new restrictions to disrupt human being (gathering) from the outbreak of unwelcome change.
Egil Pedersen (Sami) • Norway • 2020 • 5m • No Dialogue
A man living by himself, who is obsessed about order in his home, is confronted by himself. The film is a surreal horror comedy.
Dianne Ouellette (Métis) • Canada • 2020 • 5.5m • English
As I walk the land with Wolves and Buffalo I reflect on my murdered Cree grandmother, and my colonized ancestors, both human and nonhuman, while honouring their memory. I also consider the historical near extinction of Wolves and Buffalo and reflect on the present-day environmental sustainability of these more-than-human beings. or in short: I honour the memory of what has been lost – both human and nonhuman.
Lindsay McIntyre (Inuit/Scottish)
• Canada • 2020 • 3.3m • English
A close up look at my great-grandmother’s amauti. But what is between what you can and cannot see?
Charlene Moore (Cree/ Saulteaux/Welsh )
• Canada • 2021 • 4m • English
This short 8mm film was shot in sequence in one take by an all women crew. I wanted to express the feelings I have with my place in society as a queer Indigenous woman. The film explores the cycles of the 'other'; from resentment to pity of the oppressor and from sadness to gratitude for the ancestors.
Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) • USA • 2018 • 3.5m • No Audio
Principle Meridian is an experimental 16mm short exploring the landscape of Harney and Lake county of Southeastern Oregon. These lands were the backdrop of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early 2016. Invisible divisions of State, Federal and Tribal lands are imagined in reconfigured collaged landscapes using in-camera special effects.
Jack Belhumeur (Metis)
• Canada • 2020 • 6m • English
An unhappy young man meets a stranger who offers to solve all of his problems with a simple package. But can happiness be given and received?
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