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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.