FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 6

Indian Taxi

Kevin Papatie and Abraham Côté Canada 2011 1min

A creative journey through the city... 

Injunuity:The Great Law

Adrian Baker USA 2013 9min

When settlers arrived in the New World, one of the first cultures they encountered was the Haudenosaunee, a confederation of tribes that had already been practicing representative democracy for hundreds of years. How much influence did that existing democracy have on our Founding Fathers and on documents such as the U.S. Constitution? More than you know.

Injunuity:Two Spirit

Adrian Baker USA 2013 7min

Two Spirit: A person of First Nations or Native American descent possessing both a male and female spirit. An umbrella term used to describe the fluidity of First Nations/Native American gender identity and sexuality with respect to traditional tribal roles.

People of the Water

Longhouse Media USA 2013 5min

Suquamish teen, Ty Purser, harvests seafood as part of his daily life. Join him from sunrise to sunset on this cultural adventure.

Shana: The Wolf's Music

Nino Jacusso Switzerland, Canada 2014 95min

In English **
CANADIAN PREMIERE

Twelve-year-old Shana is a talented musician who lives with her father on the Lower Nicola Indian Reserve near Merritt, B.C. Since the death of her mother, she has retreated into her own world, stopped going to school, and hardly ever plays her violin. Shana's life takes a decisive turn when her new teacher discovers her musical talent and registers her at a Vancouver music school. A few days before the entrance exam, Shana’s father sells the wolf’s head violin that her mother played. During her adventurous search to retrieve the violin, Shana plunges deeper and deeper into the forest, where she encounters the white wolf - and the spirits of her ancestors.

Themes: music, First Nations, spirituality, coming of age.

Recommended for ages 8+ or students in grades 5, 6 and 7

Note: On Sunday, April 6 at the Vancity Theatre a Ceremonial Welcome begins at 12 PM. There will be a Tsleil-Waututh welcome blessing, and a performance by the Tatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack). The director cast, crew and creative team of Shana: The Wolf's Music will be in attendance. Light snacks will be served. 

Presented with the generous assistance of and in partnership with the Consulate of Switzerland in Vancouver and the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission

Swiss Consulate

** There are a few lines in Nle'kepmxcin, the original language of the Nle'kepmx, the Interior Salish Nation. The filmmakers worked with the Lower Nicola Indian Band, the Scw'exmx, the People of the Creeks. It was a real community project and the film could not have been made without this partnership. Those lines are not subtitled because the context conveys the meaning and often the teacher or elder delivers the translation in the dialogue.

 

Born in 1955 in Acquaviva Collecroce, Italy, Nino Jacusso has both Swiss and Italian citizenship. From 1974 to 1978 he attended Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) in Munich. Since 1996, he has taught media education at schools and universities, and is an active member of The Magic Lantern, Solothurn.

Shhhhh!

Steven Judd USA 2013 1min

A Native American elder is interrupted as he addresses the tribe

SIGO: A Hunter’s Story

Longhouse Media USA 2013 5min

Sigo tells the story of a Ty Purser's family tradition: hunting.

The Joy of Living

Jeremy Vassilou Canada 2011 5min

Directo Jeremy Vassilou delivers a message of hope by talking about the things that have changed his outlook on life in this heartwarming, life-affirming profile.

In French with English subtitles.

The Missing Scarf

Eoin Duffy Ireland 2013 7min

A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Eoin is an Irish director/animator based in Vancouver, Canada. Eoin has created a body of independent work that has won him multiple creative-grants and awards including 2 Oscar accredited festival wins. In addition Eoin has screened at film festivals globally and boasts numerous write-ups throughout the film community.

They Grow Together

Marion Konwennenhon Delaronde Canada

'Skatne Ronatehiarontie: They Grow Together' is an animated re-telling of a traditional Mohawk story, told in the Mohawk language. It is the story of a grandfather explaining the traditional ways of farming to his grandson. In the grandfather's tale, Corn, Squash, and Beans, staples foods of the Mohawk people, are personified in their  spirit forms. Corn takes the form of a man in search of a wife, with Squash and Beans as his potential brides.

 

English subtitles.

Marion Konwennénhon Delaronde is a director and pupeteer living and working in children's television in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory, Quebec. She is a Mohawk speaker who has dedicated her career to revitalizing the Mohawk language, for children both young and old. Eric Abraham Viggo Hanson is an animator and illustrator working in television and living in Montreal. Over the years he has worked in live action video and film, claymation, cell-animation, music and 3d.

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