2022 Films

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Bring Her Home

Dir. Leya Hale

Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women – an artist, an activist, and a politician – as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives.

 

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Starborn

Dir. Olivia Mater

The fire is stoked, the stars are shining and a voice rises from the flames. It is 50 years in the future. What will a grandmother tell the children about the time of pandemic?

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Pōneke 

Dir. Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly, Sebastian J Lowe, Victoria Baskin Coffey

Pōneke is a modern love letter to place, space and time within a post second-migration world.

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Runs Through Their Blood: A Life Impacted

Dir. Helen Pyette

Documents the effects of intergenerational trauma through the history of residential schools.

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R.E.M. Burn

Dir. Bawaandan Collective

Art can be a powerful means of communication. Through creative use of mixed media, film, and stop motion...

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I Am The Warrior

Dir. Tara Audibert

A Residential School Story. A mother and daughter Fox have a poor relationship. The daughter wants to right the wrongs the residential schools have committed to make her mother this way.

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Gift To Give

Dir. Erica Daniels

A Two-Spirited daughter discovers she is a perfect kidney donor for her ailing father.

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In Our Own Hands

Dir. Jennifer Varenchik

A group of women plan rescue efforts when one of their own goes missing from their reservation.

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Wildhood

Dir. Bretten Hannam

Two brothers embark on a journey to find their birth mother after their abusive father had lied for years about her whereabouts.

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Eastern Khanty: Residents of the Forest

Dir. Anna Koryakovtseva

This film is dedicated to a winter trip to the taiga camps of the eastern Khants.

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Being Prepared

Dir. Carol Kunnak

As the global pandemic reaches into the Arctic Archipelago, Inuk filmmaker Carol Kunnuk documents how unfamiliar new protocols affect her family and community.

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Night Raiders

Dir. Danis Goulet

In a post-war future, a mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try and rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

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Slash/Back

Dir. Nyla Innuksuk

When Maika and her ragtag friends discover an alien invasion in their tiny arctic hamlet, it's up to them to save the day.

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Kweskosiw (She Whistles)

Dir. Thirzia Cuthand

On the way to her girlfriend's place, an Indigenous woman is assaulted by her cab driver.

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Cousins

Dir. Ainsley Gardiner & Briar Grace Smith

Entwines the very different lives of three Maori girls, cousins, through tumultuous decades, after one of them is taken from her family and raised in an orphanage.

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Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Dir. Alanis Obomsawin

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair is a Canadian short documentary film, directed by Alanis Obomsawin and released in 2021.

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Monkey Beach

Dir. Loretta Todd

A young woman with supernatural abilities reflects on profound events in her life as she awaits news of her brother, who has gone missing at sea under questionable circumstances.

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