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The Embargo Project

The Embargo Project 350 482 Forest City Film Festival

Description: Five Indigenous women filmmakers from across Canada challenge one another to make a film under a set of restrictions tailored to each filmmaker.
Roberta (Film #1): Housewife and grandmother Roberta struggles to fit the conformist society she lives in and turns to amphetamines and booze to cure her boredom.
Skyworld (Film #2): A broken-hearted woman moves home to rebuild her life and give her young son roots through language and family.
BIHTTOŠ (REBEL) (Film #3): Bihttoš is an unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, reenactments, and archival photos,
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers delves into the dissolution of her parents’ somewhat mythic love story and how it relates to the dissolution of her relationship with her father.
INTEMPERANCE (Film #4): In 1850, George Copway was the first Indian to publish a history of his nation, the Ojibway. Intemperance is a satire that brings to life a morally complex story of his people living in changing times.
AVILIAQ (ENTWINED) (Film #5): Set in a 1950’s Inuit community, Aviliaq tells the story of two Inuit lesbians struggling to stay together in a new world run by outsiders.

Run Time: 73:00 min