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Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Collective Shorts Program

Fri, Sept 30 / 7pm
FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a free program of new short works created by members of the Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Collective, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Tonight We Get Even
Directed by Cody Blacksmith
A young artist deals with a recent traumatic event.

Bimibatoo-win: Where I Ran
Directed by Erica Daniels
Charlie Bittern, a Birtle Residential School Survivor from Berens River First Nations, remembers the harsh 80km journey his principal forced him to run along Highway 1 at the age of 19 in the midst of Manitoba’s brutal blizzard of 1967. 55 years later, Charlie will embark on the same journey alongside his family to heal from his past and spread awareness for all Residential School Survivors and the children who never made it home.

Third Letter to Nour
Directed by Rhayne Vermette
Explorations of light in my final letter to filmmaker, Nour Ouayda. Commissioned by Cinema Public (Mtl) for their Cinépistolaire initiative in 2022.

Headdress
Directed by Justina Neepin
JJ Neepin, an Indigenous filmmaker, recreates her great-grandfather’s portrait of him wearing his headdress, with the help of Nadya Kwandibens of Red Works Photography. The Headdress is a powerful symbol that has great meaning within First Nation communities and JJ hopes to start an ongoing conversation on the topic of cultural appropriation and tradition.

Never Trust a Stiff
Directed by Roger Boyer
Vera, expecting to leave the country with her lover Mike, arrives at their meeting spot only to find Mike dead and his ex-wife, Katherine, waiting for her.

Chocolate
Directed by Charlene Moore
Grappling with the paralyzing effects of capitalization and colonialism, Ember finds herself struggling with her responsibility to the next seven generations. As she rages against confinement and dispossession she reflects on her morals, ethics, and identity.

The Sacred Forest
Directed by Chelsey Mark
Discovering the perfect tree to climb, Carl discovers he’s not alone.

EPISODE 2: PIYESIS – LETTING GO CEREMONY
Directed by Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill
Piyesis thinks back on the impact of negative events in her young life and the struggles she needs to overcome. From watching her mom in a toxic relationship while living with her, Piyesis experiences the loss of her grandmother at the age of 7. Forced to live in a group home in the city, with anger and sadness built up in her heart, she turns to nature and her ancestors to guide her to a safe place. Piyesis finds herself comforted by the land and a teaching is brought to her about the letting go ceremony.

What Kind of Help?
Directed by Amanda Kindzierski
An artist deals with the stress and loneliness of lockdown.


Presented in partnership with Urban Shaman and generously sponsored by William F. White International.

   

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