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Wildfire

Bretten Hannam | Short Drama
Canada| 2018 | 12 min

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 3:45pm
Shorts Program: Indig Love Stories
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

Stalked by his abusive father, a two-spirit teen runaway and meets a rebellious Mi'kmaw drawn to his journey. A deep bond begins to grow as he learns Mi'kmaw language and culture from his new companion.

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Bretten Hannam is a two-spirit filmmaker of Mi'kmaw, Ojibwe, and Scottish ancestry living in Kespukwitk, Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia). His films deal with themes of community, culture, language, and tradition with a focus on Two-Spirit and LGBTQ identity. He co-wrote the short CHAMPAGNE which premiered at the TIFF. Cinema Politica commissioned Wildfire in the genre of Indigenous Futurism.