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Best of Gimli Film Festival: Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Fri, Nov 19 / 6:30pm
Sat, Nov 20 / 2pm
Sun, Nov 21 / 7:20pm
Wed, Nov 24 / 6:30pm
Thu, Nov 25 / 9:15pm
Sat, Nov 27 / 4:15pm
Sun, Nov 28 / 2pm
Tue, Nov 30 / 6:30pm
Directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
2021, Canada, 124 min

In this urgent and inspiring chronicle, award-winning filmmaker and actor Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open) turns the camera on her own community of the Kainai First Nation in Alberta to document their fight against the opioid crisis. Since 2014, the epidemic has cost hundreds of lives on this Blackfoot reserve, leaving not a single member of the community untouched by tragedy. The film spotlights both the people behind the addiction and a host of dedicated frontline workers, including the filmmaker’s soft-spoken and wise mother Dr. Esther Tailfeathers—one of the few medical doctors working on the reserve. As frontline witnesses to the crisis, they introduce radical new methods of fighting the rising problem of addiction, relying on compassion and empathy in their approach to heal the many wounds caused by a people’s protracted experience under colonialism. – Aisha Jamal, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival 

Presented in partnership with the Gimli Film Festival.

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