We are ecstatic to announce that one of the newest films in our Distribution catalogue will be screening this year at the Toronto International Film Festival! Mia’, co-directed by Vancouver artists / filmmakers Amanda Strong and Bracken Hanuse Corlett, is a hybrid documentary using animation and sound as a vehicle to tell the story of transformation and re-connection.

This is the second year in a row that a film made by Cree/Anishinaabe filmmaker Amanda Strong is premiering at the festival. Last year at TIFF, the stop motion film ‘Indigo’ opened to rave reviews while also winning best Canadian Short Drama at imagineNATIVE (2014), best short film at the Women’s International Film, Television and Showcase in Los Angeles (2014) and Cine Las Americas Best Short Narrative in Austin Texas (2015).

A young Indigenous female street artist named Mia’ walks through the city streets painting scenes rooted in the supernatural history of her people. Lacking cultural resources and familial connection within the city, she paints these images from intuition and blood memory. She has not heard the stories from her Elders lips, but has found her own methods to re-discover them. The alleyways become her sanctuary and secret gallery, and her art comes to life. Mia’ is pulled into her own transformation via the vessel of a salmon. In the struggle to return home, she traverses through polluted waters and skies, witnessing various forms of industrial violence and imprint that have occurred upon the land.

To learn more about this film or others in our Distribution Catalogue please contact:
Niki Little, Distribution Coordinator
niki@winnipegfilmgroup.com | 204-925-3456 x 105