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GIFT TO GIVE
ERICA DANIELS | CANADA | 2021 | 11 MIN | ENGLISH
A Two-Spirited daughter discovers she is a perfect kidney donor for her ailing father. By gifting a piece of herself, she hopes to save his life and gain his acceptance for who she truly is.
GRAND MOTHER TONGUE
CHANELLE LAJOIE | CANADA | 2021 | 4 MIN | CREE + ENGLISH S.-T.EN.
Grand Mother Tongue pairs poetry, spoken in Plains Cree, and breath with the intimate imagery of strawberries being consumed bite-by-bite, and finger lick for finger lick. Together, these stories work to build a foundation of queer desire, heart medicine, and language revitalization for those who are also seeking to connect with these intersections of self and community.
THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE
CIARA LACY | USA | 2021 | 12 MIN | ENGLISH
This is the Way we Rise is an exploration into the creative process, following Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio as her calling to protect sacred sites atop Maunakea, Hawai`i reinvigorates her art.
IRÈNE-KIMBERLEY VALIN-AWASHISH | CANADA | 2021 | 4 MIN | FRENCH + ENGLISH
Lullaby is a documentary essay about coming of age and the power of the unconscious. In the continuity of “Sweat Lodge song”, this short film is a message of courage and hope.
WE ARE NOT SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE
DANIKA ST-LAURENT | CANADA | 2021 | 4 MIN | ENGLISH
Thinking back on her only phone call with her maternal grandmother, Danika explains her connection to her Indigenous identity (and her grandmother) through beadwork.
MÉTIS FEMME BODIES
CHANELLE LAJOIE | CANADA | 2019 | 5 MIN | ENGLISH
Métis Femme Bodies is an exploration into the experiences of what has become a repressed identity in both Indigenous and femme forms. Métis Femme Bodies offers voice to those denied such luxury; allowing the subjects to represent themselves and correct misleading narratives imposed by greater power structures.
SEXY HIGHLAND STREAM
NATHAN ADLER | CANADA | 2021 | 4 MIN | ANISHINAABEMOWIN + ENGLISH S.-T.EN.
Written in both English and Anishinaabemowin, Sexy Highland Stream is a spoken word poem and a love letter to the beauty found in nature.