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WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION
Music Video A Tribe Called Red 2016 3 min Canada
Mattias Graham 2017 15 min Canada
A Cree family in 1970s Saskatchewan must ask an old Farmer for help when their car runs out of gas while moving to the city. Long synopsis: Gas Can is a narrative short film (15min) about the cycles of privilege and racism on the prairies. The film follows the story of Anthem, a Cree man moving to the city with his family. Along the way, they run out of gas and Anthem asks an old friend -- the Farmer -- for help. The Farmer agrees, but not unconditionally, and he turns his back on them when they need it most. Anthem and his family are left with no choice but to take back what was promised, and when the Farmer sets off after them in a rage he’s left stuck when his own truck runs out of gas.
Caroline Monnet 2016 3 min Canada
Six powerful native women gather up to celebrate a new beginning and the end of the world as we know it.
Shaandiin Tome 2017 10 min USA
A women’s craving for a connection with her son, which is hindered by alcoholism.
Steven Paul Judd 2015 13 min USA
Ronnie BoDean (film star Wes Studi) is the ultimate anti-hero – hungover, streetwise and badass, with a hustler’s heart of gold. When Ronnie faces his greatest challenge yet, babysitting his jailed neighbour’s precocious kid, the results are both hilarious and life-affirming.
Steven Paul Judd 2017 8 min USA
After returning home from his grandfather’s funeral, a young Native American boy opens a mysterious gift bequeathed to him by his grandfather.
Assinajaq 2017 14 min Canada
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.