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The Peacemaker Returns

Skawennati (Mohawk) | Canada | 2017 | 19 min | English/French | Experimental | World Premiere

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

Part of Terra-Firming

In a rich, futuristic, animated world, a Mohawk woman seeks to build relationships with other alien nations. She uses the story of the Peacemaker, who was important in founding the Iroquois Confederacy, to convey the importance of peace amongst all. Historical figures from different periods of time make an appearance in this modernized short.


Skawennati is an artist best known for her machinimas – movies made in virtual environments – in which she tells Indigenous stories from the past, present and future. These include TimeTraveller™, She Falls For Ages, and the Peacemaker Returns.