Shorts Block One: Indigenous Women in Film (Free)

March 8, 2017, 2:30 - 5:00 PM

List of Films:

  • Sweat
    • Directed by: Kristin Snowbird, Manitoba
    • An intimate portrait about reconnecting with one's roots, director Kristin Snowbird recreates her experience of the sweat lodge. Reflecting on themes of belonging, identity, and the generational loss of custom and culture, Sweat presents an experience at once both fragile and strong.
  • Qipisa
    • Directed by: Myna Ishulutak, Nunavut
    • Myna has been living in Nunavut’s capital Iqaluit, but longs to reconnect with her childhood roots. She leaves everything to settle in Pangnirtung with her family, and delivers a thoughtful reflection on place, belonging, and cultural reclamation.
  • Being Strong 
    • Directed by: Jessica Hallenbeck, Bree Beveridge, BC
    • Featuring Lillian Howard,Rosemary Georgeson, Sallee Whitewing, and Kelsey Sparrow, this short builds on compelling interviews to explore cultural, racial, and gender issues. The result is an open and candid exploration of what it means to be strong Indigenous women.
  • JAAT SDIIHLYL'LXA Woman Who Returns
    • Directed by: Heather Hatch, AB
    • Incorporating stunning shots of the BC coast with unique animated elements, JAAT SDIIHLYL'LXA Woman Who Returns follows an Edmonton woman as she sews a traditional blanket with her grandmother in order to become a member of her Haida clan. An uplifting reflection, this short documentary addresses the painful legacy of colonialism and systemic injustice to forge its own intimate path towards healing.
  • The Thinking Garden 
    • Directed by: Christine Welsh, BC/South Africa
    • In the dying days of apartheid, three generations of women in a South African village create a community garden. Inspiring, powerful, and masterfully filmed against a backdrop of climate change and poverty, The Thinking Garden shows what can happen when women take matters into their own hands.

Shorts Block One: Indigenous Women in Film will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers  

Free Event: Register HERE