This suspense-filled sci-fi adventure for all ages draws on Greenlandic culture, myth, folklore and legends, with a healthy dose of humour. When Nukappi (Casper Bach Zeeb) begins to have strange dreams he does not understand, he and his childhood friend Mio find themselves swept up in a world of Angakkoq (shaman), sorcerers, and evil spirits. When Nukappi is told he is one of the last remaining Angakkoq in Greenland, the stage is set for a future he never envisioned and a power he must learn to yield. After discovering the Tarratta Nunaanni, a dark parallel world that threatens their own, the guys become key players in an epic battle between good and evil with our reality hanging in the balance.
These shorts from Indigenous filmmakers in Canada explore the past, present and future and our connection to land, space, time, and each other. Using experimental, drama and animated stories, they imagine a better world for the future.
Standing the Middle features portraits and gatherings from a range of perspectives where Marjorie Beaucage stands as witness and conveys important moments for women and Indigenous people. This program features only a few of her many documentary works attendant to social and environmental concerns here on Turtle Island and around the globe.
Join a selection of attending digital media artists as they present and discuss their programmed works. Each day we will present a different selection of artists so there’s always something new to see and hear.
Indigenous nations share many beautiful and profound similarities. Unfortunately, there is also a shared history of destructive colonial and assimilationist policies that have persisted. From residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, the Stolen Generation, and the current foster care system, these government decisions continue to inflict intergenerational trauma on our families and communities. Governments may apologise for the offense, but what is stopping them from doing it again?
The spirit of the athlete - in all its sporting and cultural embodiments - is contemplated in this collection of short films. From bareback horse riding to race car driving, in the water or on the land, Indigenous bodies are a beautiful force of motion in a variety of physical and cultural arenas.