Canadian Indigenous Shorts
This fall, CSIF is excited to present Canadian Indigenous Shorts from the 2013 imagineNATIVE Festival. The program features outstanding short films from Métis, Inuit and First Nations artists, including:
Kinoomaage-Asin (Teaching Rock) | Dir. Eddy Robinson (Cree) | 5 minutes | 2013
The heartbeat of Mother Earth is felt in the urban jungle in this visual tribute to the connection between the Anishinabe and the land.
Nuu (Octopus Story) | Dir. Jaalen Edenshaw (Haida) | 9 min | 2013
Told by one of the last West Coast Haida Xaad Kil–speaking elders, this wonderfully rendered, engaging animated tale recounts the strange disappearance of two young Haida fisherman and the brave warriors determined to find answers to their demise.
My Story | Dir. Shania Tabobondung | 9min | 2013
Using simple, yet clever whiteboard animation, a young woman’s personal journey of struggles and courage through her early life are poignantly and artistically depicted in this impressive film debut.
Repercussions | Dir Terril Calder | 4 min | 2013
The heartbeat of a city resonates through concrete, as past gives way to future.
SNARE | Dir Lisa Jackson (Anishnaabe) | 3 min | 2013
Evocative and haunting, director Lisa Jackson crafts a stunning performance-based piece that captures the brutality of violence against Indigenous women, yet celebrates hope for a future illuminated through advocacy and understanding.
A Common Experience | Dir. Shane Belcourt (Métis) | 11min | 2013
Acclaimed playwright Yvette Nolan voices her personal experience in this beautifully poetic and intimate exploration of the multigenerational effects of Canada’s residential school system
The Blanketing | Dir. Trevor Mack (Chilcotin) | 8 min | 2013
A gift of death is avenged by a nation in this powerful tribute to the ancestors who fought for survival from extinction.
Wakening | Dir. Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis) | 9 min | 2013
In the aftermath of a brutal military occupation, Cree warrior Weesagechak braves an apocalyptic war zone to find the ancient Weetigo and possibly end her people’s suffering.
*Our co-presentation with the Stoney Nakoda AV Club in Morley will also feature:
3:01 | DIR. AMBER TWOYOUNGMEN
MORNING STAR ÎRHA | DIR. JARRET TWOYOUNGMEN
A panel discussion with filmmakers, community leaders and educators will follow the program