Chad Charlie | Short Drama
Ehattesah | Canada | 2019 | 11 min
World Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 10:00am
Shorts Program: Tribulations
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

In a pre-contact era, a young chief is entrusted to be the whale hunter of his village. With this title comes a lot of responsibility. To undertake such a task, his grandmother leads him along the long hard path of his rite of purification and growth.


From the village of Ahousaht First Nation, Chad Charlie is a Black and Indigenous filmmaker continuing the tradition of storytelling in a contemporary format. Charlie began writing for stand-up comedy and spoken word poetry. In 2019, he received a STORYHIVE filmmaker grant and is passionate to apply the same passion for power and poetry into his film practice.