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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding on an East Vancouver sidewalk when domestic violence forces one of them, a pregnant teen named Rosie (Violet Nelson), to flee her home. Àila (Tailfeathers) swiftly offers her...

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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk Year (2019)

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

It is 1961 in Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, and Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives at...

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Our People Will Be Healed (2017)

Our People Will Be Healed

Master documentarian Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The students at a local school for the Norway House Cree Nation discuss their aspirations for the future...

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The Grizzlies

Based on an inspiring true story, The Grizzlies is a powerful film about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth struggling with the legacy of colonization. When Russ Sheppard (Schnetzer) moves to Kugluktuk, NU, to be...

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Angelique's Isle (2018)

Angelique’s Isle

In the midst of the 1845 mining boom on the shores of Lake Superior, newlywed Anishinaabe woman Angelique (Julia Jones) agrees to accompany her voyageur husband, on a copper expedition. Left by the rest of the crew to guard...

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Mother of Many Children (1977)

Mother of Many Children

In this first feature from legendary documentarian Alanis Obomsawin, she examines the role of motherhood in Indigenous society and how it has developed in the modern era. In examining the lives of women from birth to old age and...

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Falls Around Her (2018)

Falls Around Her

When a world-famous Anishinaabe musician (Tantoo Cardinal) returns home in search of peace and quiet, she finds that her international fame allows her no time to relax. As she tries to combat a constant series of requests for her...

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Edge of The Knife (2018)

SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

Set in the Haida Gwaii region in the 19th century, Edge of the Knife (SG̲aawaay Ḵ'uuna in Haida) adapts a classic Haida folk tale of a man ( left for dead in the forest who becomes the Gaagiid/Gaagiixiid, or...

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Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole (2003)

Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole

In 1929, the Haisla people of British Columbia returned from a fishing trip to find their tribe’s nine-metre mortuary pole — otherwise known as the G’psgolox — missing, severed at the base. The pole’s fate was a mystery for...

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We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

In this documentary, distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin focuses her lens on the landmark discrimination case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in...

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Vistas: Boxed In

In this short film, a young woman of mixed ancestry struggles with an Equal Opportunity Form that requires her to respond to the dilemma: Ethnicity – Choose One.

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Where the Spirit Lives

A dramatic telling of the story of children in Canada being taken from their homes to attend residential schools. The film starred Michelle St. John as Komi, a young Kainai girl captured, renamed "Amelia" and confined to the residential school...

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