The Valedictorian of Carlisle Indian School

Rachael Nez | USA | 2016 | 3 MIN | Experimental

Friday 21 October 2016 | 2:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Screening as part of B[e]arings: Experimental Shorts

A visual poem recounts the horror of a boy’s forced removal to a residential school and the indignities he faces there. Based on the poem by Ashlee Hope Bird.


Rachael Nez (Navajo) is a documentary filmmaker currently based in California. She strongly believes in the revitalization of Indigenous languages and supports those efforts through her knowledge of digital technologies and video skills.