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Ochiskwacho

Jules Koostachin (Cree)
Canada | 2018 | 15 min | English | Short Drama | World Premiere

Fri Oct 19 11:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of
Marks of Mana

When the Ochiskwacho, a sacred being who is a spiritual messenger, visits Kokoom, an elderly (spiritually ailing) two-spirit woman, she must make a difficult decision. Will she stay with her grandchildren or follow the Ochiskwacho?


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Jules Koostachin is a member of Attawapiskat First Nation, Moshkekowok territory, and currently resides in Vancouver.  Born in Moose Factory and raised by her Cree speaking grandparents in Moosonee, and her mother in Ottawa, she now lives in Vancouver and is a PhD candidate with the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice with the University of British Columbia. Jules is both a celebrated academic and filmmaker.