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Apaja'simk

Trevor Gould | Short Drama
Mi'KMaq | Canada| 2018 | 10 min
Toronto Premiere

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 12:30pm
Short Program: Activation
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

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Glooscap, the creator of the Mi'kmaq people, their land and the animals on it, left them many years ago. He left with his grandmother and his little brother Marten to a far away place in the spirit world, and told the people he would return when and if they need him. This film is about the story of Glooscap sending Marten back to the world of the Mikmaq, to find them, learn about them and return to Glooscap to let him know if he is needed again. While here he learns of the hardships of the Mikmaq, their history and also finds hope.
 

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Trevor Gould, a Mikmaq from the Paqtnkek Mikmaw Nation in Nova Scotia, is known as a powwow singer, MC and director, evolved in the musical DRUM! for 10 years. This is his first foray into film.