FRIDAY 24.1.2020 – 19:30 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE NIGHT NORTHERN LIGHTS THEATRE

 

Lake

Canada, 2019, 5 min. 

Director: Alexandra Lazarowich (Cree)

Producer: Cory Savard (Métis)

Languages: English

Two Métis women go fishing on a lake in winter. The women belong to the ninth generation of commercial net fishing from under the ice. In the spirit of old Canadian documentaries, Lake has been shot on 16-mm film.

 

You, the Choice of My Parents

Fiji, 2019, 4 min.

Director: Tumeli Tuqota (Fijian) 

Screenwriter: Konai Helu Thaman (Fijian)

Languages: Tongan; subt. English 

A poem animation on a woman getting ready for an arranged marriage. Images that form on ngatu, a traditional Tongan tapestry, reflect the turmoil the woman is in as she imagines what her position will be in her new world. 

 

Awa

Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2019, 8 min.

Directors: Morningstar Derosier (Anishinaabe), Tyson Mowarin (Ngarluma), Jason Taylor (Ngāti Maniapoto/Tainui)

Producer: Libby Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa/Ngāti Toa RaNgatira/Te Ati Awa) 

Languages: English

Awa must choose between school and tradition in a story which describes her connection with her natural environment and her grandmother. Now, she ventures into the bush to gather medicine for her sick grandmother.

 

Kakatshat

Canada, 2019, 8 min. 

Director/Screenwriter: Ève Ringuete (Innu)

Languages: Innu-aimun, French; subtitles: English

In 1829, while portaging, a young man abandons his grandmother. Years later, him and his son camp by the spot where the woman was abandoned. 

Nordic premiere.

 

Breaking Down

Canada, 2019, 4 min.

Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Jessica Lea Fleming (Métis) 

Languages: English

A music video celebrates the power of metamorphosis and the journey of an evolving artist.