Leave It On The Water
Steve Sxwithul’txw (Penelakut Tribe)
Canada | 2017 | 13 Min | English | Short Documentary | World Premiere
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 | 10:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Part of In Motion
Indigenous youth from the Coast Salish territory on Vancouver Island train to represent their community in the world’s largest outrigger canoe race. Carrying on an old tradition using the canoe racing as a form of healing, they enter the biggest canoe race in the world, taking them from their small community all the way to Hawaii.
Steve Sxwithul’txw (Swee-thult) is a member of the Penelakut Tribe and a father of three who formed his own production company in 2009. Using this as a platform he created the award-winning series Warrior Games in 2013 and created Tribal Police files, which is moving into its second season on APTN.