PINATAKUSHKUESS by Gaelle Mollen (Innu)
Born of an Innu mother and a Chadian father, a young woman in her twenties leaves home to travel across the roads throughout the world, in a quest of her identity. A poetic and personal trip between the present and the past, between highway 138 and Black Africa. It is an autobiographical short film filled with tenderness and intimacy.
Wearing my culture by Olivia Thomassie
Wearing my Culture explores the pride that individuals in Inuit communities take in making and wearing their winter apparel. Thomassie looks at the bonds that are created within family, culture, and the environment through the creation of clothing.
Zuya (The Journey) by Ariel Waskewitch
Zuya is about the journey of a young Nakoda woman and her attempt to strike a balance between a more traditional lifestyle and the modern world around her. In the film we see this balance taking place through images of her dancing in traditional regalia as well as her involvement in the United Nations 16th forum on Indigenous Issues. This film is also about her personal experiences with depression and self-doubt, both of which are addressed through perseverance, her cultural practices, and participation in international advocacy for Indigenous peoples.
Shipu (River) by Uapukun Mestokosho and Shanice Mollen-Picard
Aware of numerous environmental dangers that the Innu territory faces, two young women, passionate about canoeing, remind us of the fundamental role of the rivers. “The ancestors’ highways”, as they are called in Innu culture. It is a documentary with political and poetical tones on the importance of protecting the rivers and of bringing out Aboriginal identity.
Media Resistance: Land & Water by Ashton Janvier
Media Resistance: Land & Water is Ashton Janvier’s second Wapikoni project that sheds light on the environmental injustices brought forth onto Dene land in Northern Saskatchewan by invasive uranium mining operations. Multigenerational voices reflect the crucial fight against environmental destruction