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E'sekati

Brett Hannam (L’nu) | Canada | 2017 | 4 min | English | Experimental | Ontario Premiere

 Sat Oct 20 5:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3

Part of Terra-Firming

This experimental documentary explores the origins of both the Indigenous and colonial names for the Lunenburg area in Nova Scotia. The short is a poetic look at how colonization affected the Mik'maw people and their territory and contemplates the importance of a name.

Bretten Hannam is a two-spirit filmmaker of Mi'kmaw, Ojibwe, and Scottish ancestry living in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) where he was raised. His films deal with themes of community, culture, language, and tradition with a focus on two-spirit and LGBTQ+ identity.