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Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

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The short films in this program weave together
surreal landscapes, evocative meditations and
luminescent cinema to bring on screen Indigenous
people living, working and dreaming. The futurity in
these works is deeply rooted in their connection to
traditional knowledge, the land and community.

BLIGHT - Perun Bonser (12 min, 2017)
Set in the early 20th century on Australia's western
frontier, a police constable hunts down a band of
supposed criminals aided by a young, Indigenous
female tracker. When the constable is severely
injured, the tracker must use all of her skills to outwit
and defeat seemingly unstoppable foe.

MY FATHER’S TOOLS (6 min, 2016)
Stephen goes about weaving a traditional basket
with the knowledge his father gave him. As he
weaves the basket, there is a sense of peace and
connection to all his father taught him.

NUUCA - Michelle Latimer (12 min, 2017)
The oil boom in North Dakota has brought thousands
of new people to the region and with them an influx
of drugs, crime and sex trafficking. This beautiful
work is an evocative meditation on Indigenous
women's integral connection to land and the ways in
which the extractive industry's rape of the Earth is
directly linked to the violence perpetrated against
Indigenous women and girls.

IN MOMENT - Samay Arcentales Cajas (6 min, 2017)
As the world suffocates in its own self-destruction, the
Spirit Callers pray to the Four Directions for help. The
struggle of generations past, present and future are
about to come to a close, but are our minds, hearts
and spirits open enough to hear the call?

THREE THOUSAND - Asinnajaq (14 min, 2017)
Artist Asinnajaq throws a creative net into the
National Film Board of Canada's audiovisual archive,
weaving historic footage of the Inuit into a stunningly
original animation. In 14 minutes of luminescent
cinema, she recasts the past, present and future of the
Inuit in a surprising new light.


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