2Spirit and Indigiqueer perspectives and experiences. These proud and loud voices use both narrative and documentary strategies to share their stories, their spaces and their realities.
ODEHIMIN (BAIE DU COEUR)
KIJ TAI-ALEXANDRA VEILLETTE-CHEEZO | ANISHNABE | 3 MIN | OJIBWE, FRENCH & ENGLISH
Odehimin is reconnecting with oneself and learning self-love.
THEOLA ROSS | CANADA | 2020 | 11 MIN | V.O. CREE & ENGLISH S.-T.EN.
A Cree filmmaker and her white partner document their pregnancy and journey to parenthood. From the search for an Indigenous donor and midwife to their concerns about raising a child as an interracial queer couple, the joy of having a child together gives them the courage to overcome any obstacle.
MARY GALLOWAY | CANADA | 2019 | 8 MIN | ENGLISH
A queer woman of colour struggles to regain her voice from the void as traumatic memories threaten to glitch her spirit away piece by piece, leaving an empty shell. With every ounce of willpower, she must find the strength to face the reality of another day.
SHE WHISTLES (KWÊSKOSÎW)
THIRZA CUTHAND | CANADA | 2021 | 12 MIN | ENGLISH
On the way to her girlfriend’s place, a Cree Lesbian is assaulted by her cab driver. Amidst the struggle, she discovers a deadly supernatural power that may help solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance.
STORIES FROM LAND BACK CAMP
ERIK O’NEILL, AMY SMOKE & SHAWN JOHNSTON | CANADA | 2021 | 29 MIN | ENGLISH
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day a large tepee was erected in a busy, urban park close to O:se Kenhionhata:tie (Willow River) intended to assert an Indigenous presence for the day. Over 100 days later, the tepee remained standing, the space around it transformed into a camp of queer, Two Spirit, trans, and/or non-binary youth learning and practicing their Indigenous cultural heritages and demanding Land Back.WATCH Q+A
Q+A / STORIES FROM LAND BACK CAMP
Meet Bangishimo of the short documentary STORIES FROM LAND BACK CAMP and their story. An interesting and insightful talk about the work, the why, the how and more.