Amanda “Spotted Fawn” Strong (Michif) • Canada • 2018 • 19m
Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shapeshifter and friend known as Sabe, Biidaaban sets out on a mission to reclaim the ceremonial harvesting of sap from maple trees in an unwelcoming suburban neighborhood in Ontario.
Mostafa Keshvari (Persian/Canadian) • Canada • 2021 • 10.5m • No dialogue
An Inuit boy lives on the last melting igloo due to global warming. He struggles to survive by fishing empty tuna cans and plastic bottles in the polluted North Pole.
Alisi Telengut • Canada • 2020 • 7m • Mongolian
Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, the film explores Indigenous worldview and wisdom: Nature is the homeland of human being, Tengri is the deity and the father sky, Earth is the mother with rivers nourishing all beings, and pagan and pantheist gods co-exist with all mortals.
Audrey Rainville • 2021 • Canada • 3m • English
Roots Home is an interview based documentary exploring indigenous identity and relationship to the land. In the lines of the interviewee is intertwined a poetic and touching visual story intricately weaved in one another.
René Rodriguez (Bora) • Peru • 2021 • 3m
Miguelito is a very curious boy who, against the will of his father, goes to play in the forest and discovers a family secret.
Christian Ryan (Director),
Sean Muir (Producer) • Canada • 2019 • 16m • English
Kayla, a young First Nations woman, begins experiencing crippling self-doubt, personified in the form of a sinister entity. As its influence grows, affecting her schoolwork and relationships, a crushing sense of hopelessness threatens to overwhelm her. Only through the support and inspiration of her friends, family, and culture will Kayla find the confidence she needs to defeat her inner demon.
Amanda Kindzierski (Polish/Ukrainian, Ojibwe/Metis) • Canada • 2021 • 7m
What Kind of Help? follows a women in lockdown in her apartment. We see her living her isolated days over and over while trying to cope with the pressure of a pandemic lockdown on a extrovert. As we watch her move about her new confining life, we hear her calling for help, but what kind of help.
Ulivia Uviluk (Inuit) • Canada • 2020 • 9m • Inuktitut
Ulivia explores what is accessible via Internet in relation to Inuktitut. A complex language with several dialects which varies from one generation to the next. Inuktitut is threatened by dominant languages. Are there solutions so that these technologies are allies and not enemies?
Jack Belhumeur (Metis) • Canada • 2021 • 11.5m • English
In his first heartfelt documentary, Jack Belhumeur takes the viewer along for the ride as he navigates the trials and tribulations of life as an essential worker far from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christian Ryan (Director), Sean Muir (Producer) • Canada • 2021 • 4m • English
A young, Indigenous man, struggling to understand the mandate to wear a mask during Covid, begins to see the face of compassion behind it.
Steven Thomas Davies (Snuneymuxw/European-Canadian) • Canada • 2020 • 9m
An investigative documentary featuring Zoom interviews online with four Indigenous cultural ambassadors and scholars.
Jarret Twoyoungmen (Stoney) • Canada • 2020 • 20m • English
A short documentary exploring Indigenous humour and laughter and how it supports healing and resiliency.
Cliff Hokanson & RoseAnna Schick • Canada • 2018 • 3.5m • English
The debut music video from remote roots-rockers Midnight Shine sheds light on a difficult topic:
Jimena Paz • Mexico • 2019 • 20m • Spanish
In the central highlands of Mexico, a group of farmers, resisting modernity, keep on with the tradition of rain petition rituals. With enormous responsibility, they assume the mission to protect and restore their sacred sites in order to harmonize climatic balance and assure rains and food for the entire world.
Typju Myky & André Lopes (Myky) • Brazil • 2019 • 48m • Portuguese
Ãjãí is a fun game where only the players' heads can touch the ball. This practice, shared by a few indigenous people in the world, is present among the Myky and Manoki populations of Mato Grosso state, Brazil, who speak a language of an isolated linguistic family. Youngsters of the Myky people decide to film and edit their game for the first time, to publicize it outside the villages. But to organize this great party, its chiefs will find some challenges ahead.
Young mexican woman and Environmental Scientist, postgraduated in Documentary Film (ENAC-UNAM). She has specialized in the area of communication and environmental education, reaching audiences from different ages and cultural contexts through photography, literature, documentary film and teaching. In 2015, she began her film career as a scriptwriter, director and producer of the short documentary film "Missionaries of the rain" ("Misioneros del temporal") (2019) and the documentary feature "Readers of time" (Lectores del tiempo) (edition phase), works that show her particular interest in the relationship of indigenous peoples and the environment.
Typju is a talented Myky director and this is his debut documentary. Recently he received the Ana Primavesi trophy for his work with indigenous cinema at the International Festival of Agroecological Cinema - FICAECO (Brazil). The film was made by us, Myky filmmakers, and has a great importance for the preservation of our culture and at the same time celebrating our creativity. Because today, we, the young people, seek to strengthen our struggle through video works.
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