Awas kaskitê-kinêpik - No Black Snake

Melanie Lefebvre | Short Drama
Canada| 2019 | 5 min
World Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 3:15pm
Short Program: Deviations
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Created in response to the theft of Indigenous land for resource extraction by the oil industry, Moe Clark’s music anchors this conceptual film which layers and manipulates images of both natural and corporal landscapes.


Melanie Lefebvre is a Red River Métis-Cree-Nakota-Saulteaux-Irish mother, community worker, artist, writer, and researcher who lives as a guest on Kanien'kehá:ka territory in Tiohtiá:ke. She has been a freelance writer and artist for over 20 years and has had her work exhibited in galleries and published by The Walrus, Maclean’s, Muskrat Magazine, and Canadaland. Mel is currently a graduate student in Indigenous Studies at Concordia University. She works closely with the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal advocating for the safety of Indigenous people as well as Indigenous representation, education, and employment.