Short Film Program: Path Waves - An Indigenous Showcase

Sunday, April 6 | 11:00 am | VANCITY THEATRE
This program invites kids to explore the joys and challenges of Native experience in our world today. Hand-drawn animations, re-imagined legends, inquisitive documentaries, and fun youth-made live action stories all come together to spark curiosity about the many rich histories and vibrant cultures of indigenous peoples throughout North America. Three films have French subtitles. There is a brief mention of suicide in one film.

Recommended for ages 10+

Themes: creativity, imagination, teamwork, perspectives on life, and inspiration from everyday objects.

They Grow Together

'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.

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