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Indigenous Feature

Rae

Rae 362 533 Forest City Film Festival
While organizing her seventh birthday party, Rae, a young Mohawk girl and her schizophrenic mom, find their roles reversed within their mother-daughter relationship. read more

Holy Angels

Holy Angels 297 445 Forest City Film Festival
A short film showing the importance of educating the horrors of residental schools and the generational toll it did to innocent Indigenous families. read more

The Shaman’s Apprentice (Angakusajaujuq)

The Shaman’s Apprentice (Angakusajaujuq) 1000 1501 Forest City Film Festival
A young Shaman must save a sick man by making the terrifying trip underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below. read more

Slash/Back

Slash/Back 660 953 Forest City Film Festival
Maika and her ragtag group of friends discover an alien invasion in their tiny arctic hamlet, and it’s up to them to fight back using makeshift weapons and horror movie knowledge. read more

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair 267 400 Forest City Film Festival
Alanis Obomsawin shares a powerful 2016 speech by the Ojibway senator and former Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair, interspersing it with testimonies from residential school survivors. read more

Indigenous Program: Shorts Bundle – Program #17

Indigenous Program: Shorts Bundle – Program #17 1920 1080 Forest City Film Festival
Special Curated Indigenous Shorts Program by Judith Schuyler (Oneida) Becoming Nakuset, 13 minutes As a child, Nakuset was taken from her Manitoba home and adopted into an Jewish family in Montreal. Now, she reclaims her Indigenous identity. Mohawk Midnight Runners, 15 minutes A bereaved man streaks to find joy and remember his departed best friend. Gik:Skwod (How I Lost My Indian Name), 2 minutes In this short experimental short film, the filmmaker shares how he lost his Indian name. The Fake Calendar, 1 minute A hilarious neon animation of ways to avoid social functions. Soup for My Brother, 10 minutes As Jimmy prepares a batch of soup for his brother Danny, we learn this documentary is about brotherly love, tradition and loss. Savage, 7 minutes Set in the 1950s, when a girl arrives at her countryside destination, she undergoes a transformation that will turn a Cree woman’s gentle lullaby into an angry howl of pain. Mooz Miikan, 8 minutes This film “is intended as a love letter to my father and means to process my sorrow.” Ego of a Nation, 3 minutes Ego of a Nation is a video poem reflecting on centuries of Canadian court injustices towards Indigenous people specifically the acquittal of Colten Boushie’s murderer in 2017 read more

Indigenous Program: Beans – Program #13

Indigenous Program: Beans – Program #13 2560 1707 Forest City Film Festival
Prior to the film, Opening Prayer by Language Keeper Ozaawaa Giizhgo Ginew, Monty McGahey from Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. Beans, 1 hour 32 minutes A Mohawk girl on the cusp of adolescence must become her own kind of warrior during the armed stand-off known as the 1990 Oka Crisis. read more

Mooz Miikan

Mooz Miikan 150 150 Forest City Film Festival
This film “is intended as a love letter to my father and means to process my sorrow.” read more

The Fake Calendar

The Fake Calendar 150 150 Forest City Film Festival
A hilarious neon animation of ways to avoid social functions. read more

Beans

Beans 1772 2560 Forest City Film Festival
A Mohawk girl on the cusp of adolescence must become her own kind of warrior during the armed stand-off known as the 1990 Oka Crisis. read more