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INDIGENOUS SHOWCASE: FORCES OF NATURE - SHORTS PROGRAM

  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 | 4:45 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

Explore the resilience and strength of two-spirit and LGBTQ identities. Curated in collaboration with Longhouse Media as part of the ongoing Indigenous Showcase series at Northwest Film Forum

Total running time: 89 min.

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BIIDAABAN (The Dawn Comes)

Amanda Strong (Michif); 2018; Canada; 19 min.; in English and Anishinaabe with English subtitles 

Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shapeshifter, Biidaaban sets out on a mission to reclaim the ceremonial harvesting of sap from maple trees.

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HENRY’S HEART

Florian Halbedl & Joshua M. Ferguson (Indigenous Consultant & Associate Producer: Jules Koostachin, Cree); 2019; Canada; 15 min. 

Henry (Cree actor Lorne Cardinal) awakens in an overgrown field and relives nostalgic moments with past loves.

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POLAR SUN

Katie Doane Avery (Inupiaq); 2018; USA; 12 min. 

After the death of Sondra’s sister, her young niece comes to live with her and her partner. Sondra turns to Iñupiat stories for guidance while grieving.

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POSITIONS

Justin Ducharme (Métis) 2018; Canada; 12 min.

An unapologetic and realistic exploration of sexual desire, the quest for financial stability, and the pursuit of agency over one’s own body.

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ROSIE

Gail Maurice (Métis); 2018; Canada; 17 min.

When Rosie's mom dies, she needs somewhere to live. The only relative to be found is Fred (Frédérique): tough, street-smart, and currently working in a sex shop, though not for long.

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SWEETHEART DANCERS

Ben-Alex Dupree (Colville); 2019; USA; 14 min. 

Sean Snyder and Adrian Stevens, a Ute and Navajo two-spirit couple, shift culture through their participation in this celebrated powwow contest.



Earlier Event: October 19
FREE PROGRAM: HOW TO BE A TRANS ALLY
Later Event: October 19
ZEN IN THE ICE RIFT (Encore Screening)