Smoke That Travels

Kayla Briët | USA | 2016 | 13 MIN | SHORT Documentary

Saturday 22 October 2016 | 2:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Screening as part of Femme Totale

An insightful autobiographical documentary from self-taught filmmaker Kayla Briët, who weaves a beautiful visual tapestry of her father’s teachings as a cultural leader and the legacy she holds onto. Through language, dance, music and the history of the Prairie Band Potawatomi, she claims her family’s story and expresses her and her father’s beliefs as a smoke signal to the world. 


Kayla Briët (Prairie Band Potawatomi) is a 19-year-old award-winning filmmaker, composer and musician. She first discovered music by tinkering with the piano at age four, taught herself to sing and produce tracks at age 10, and discovered film at the age of 14. Her work in music, art and film is personal and visceral, reflecting themes of self-discovery, fear and strength.