Run as One Screening
We're thrilled to partner with Canada Bridges and Siksika Health Services to present a free program of short films for the Run As One youth conference at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. With both local and national aboriginal films, this program challenges stereotypes, breaks boundaries and inspires creativity:
ASSINI by Gail Maurice (Cree/Michif) | 2015 | 12min
Westerns are a part of Assini's life. John Wayne is a hero. When she finds out she's nothing but a stupid scalping Redskin Injun, she tailspins into a pit of denial and hatred until eventually she accepts herself and triumphs over the Cowboy to become the proud Indian that she is.
Indigo by Amanda Strong (Salish) | 2014 | 9min
Hand-crafted, stop-motion figures come to life in this dreamlike world inspired by Native stories, in which a confined woman is liberated by grandmother spider while opaque memories are projected in an effort to restore her spirit as life nears its end.
Wapawekka by Danis Goulet (Cree) | 2010 | 16min
Josh, a hip hop artist, would rather be anywhere than with his dad on a final trip to their isolated cabin on their family’s traditional Cree territory in northern Saskatchewan. As the intergenerational gap between them becomes more apparent, so does the pull of a much greater force.
28 Moons Later by Siksika Film Camp | 2014 | 7min
When a zombie apocalypse hits Siksika Nation, a skater, cowboy, metal-head, gangster and an elder must band together and fight their way to a refugee camp. Made as part of the 2014 Canada Bridges Siksika Film Camp.
Lumaajuuq by Aletha Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit) | 2010 | 7min
A boy seeks revenge on his cruel mother. A dark and beautiful short animated film based on the epic Inuit legend "The Blind Boy and the Loon."
Ipowahsin at Home by Sable Sweetgrass (Kainai) | 2016 | 5min
A Blackfoot grandmother, and Indian Residential School Survivor, lives in the city with her grandson and passes on her language through cooking.
Mavericks II: Ester Tailfeathers by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Kainai) | 2015 | 12min
Dr. Esther Tailfeathers is a family practitioner on the Blood Reserve working with her community to manage its current drug crisis.
Followed by a panel discussion with community leaders and local filmmakers