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Shin-chi's Canoe

Allan Hopkins (N’quatqua) | Canada | 2018 | 15 min | English / Halq’eméylem with English Subtitles | Short Drama | World Premiere

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

Part of Terra-Firming and Voices from the Western Regions of Turtle Island

A young boy, Shin-Chi, attends his first year at Indian Residential School armed with a gift from his father to give him strength. His older sister attempts to return on her own terms, while trying to shield her younger brother from the harsh reality of the school.

Allan Hopkins is a writer, director and producer with over fifteen years of professional experience. He is proud member of the N’quatqua First Nation, located in Lil’wat traditional territory. In 2017 he wrote and directed a feature comedy called Indian Road Trip.