1 pm sunday june 4 kahungunu marae, nuhaka
KIRIATA MOTU HONU: Turtle Island Shorts (74 min)
A collection of native shorts from Canada and the USA.
IN THE BEGINNING WAS WATER AND SKY
Director/Writer Ryan Ward 2017 13 min USA
A haunting and visually stunning fairytale that blends fantasy and real life events. Two Native American children navigate the dark corners of American history trying to find their way back to a home that may be lost forever.
Director Sean Stiller 2016 10 min Canada
Using the backdrop of traditional Shuswap territory in British Columbia’s interior as both physical and symbolic landscape, Kéwku weaves the tumultuous life experiences of Shuswap elder Ralph Phillips to his relationship with the healing medicine sage.
Director Tasha Hubbard 2016 7 min Canada
Marie’s walk from her university library to her home is an even seven minutes. It’s a walk she has made many times but one night she is followed by a man who tries to get her into his van.
Director Terril Calder (Metis) Producer Jason Ryle Writer Joseph Boyden 15 min 2017 Canada
The power of Indigenous storytelling in between the lines of colonial history.
SHE IS WATER
Director Darlene Naponse (Anishinaabe) 2016 13 min Canada
Mary, an Ojibway teenager is taken by a stranger after a day out with her friends. She returns to Mother Earth and the Natural World seeks retribution.
THE FEATHER FROM FISH LAKE
Director Jeremy Williams Producer Tsilhqot'in National Government 2017 7 min Canada
The Tsilhqot'in have been fighting a proposed gold and copper mine in their unceded territory for decades. This film follows an eagle feather, passed in ceremony, as it journeys to Victoria BC (the capital city) and delivered to the Premier with the message: No means No.
FROM UP NORTH
Director Trudy Stewart Producer Janine Windolph 2017 13 min Canada
From Up North is a short, poetic, documentary on the director's experience recording Indian Residential School survivors' stories for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.