* FREE SCREENING *
Lunenburg Doc Fest is proud to present THROUGH OUR EYES: SHORT DOCS BY INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS, a shorts program featuring five films from some of the most exciting emerging Indigenous filmmakers from across the country.
This short film selection launches LDF’s new Lunchbox Shorts program. It’s free-admission for all and everyone is welcome to bring their own lunch to enjoy during the screening.
This screening is supported by CBC Docs. Lesley Birchard of CBC Docs will introduce the program.
The THROUGH OUR EYES: SHORT DOCS BY INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS lineup includes:
Director: Alexandra Lazarowich, 13 mins
Welcome to the dangerous high-stakes world of Indian Relay, North America’s original extreme sport, where jockeys ride horses bareback and jump from one horse to another in the middle of the race. Shot in Siksika First Nation, AB.
Director: JJ Neepin, 5 mins
Filmmaker J.J. Neepin recreates her great-grandfather’s portrait and explores the responsibility of wearing a headdress. “To me, the headdress is a symbol of leadership.” Shot in Winnipeg, MB.
Director: Jules Koostachin, 16 mins
Cree teachings say that identical twins are born with two bodies, but share one heart. Meet Tapwewin and Pawaken, 10-year-old brothers trying to make sense of the world, their family and each other. Shot in Vancouver, B.C.
Director: Caroline Monnet, 11 mins
Climb aboard Canada’s only First Nations-owned railway for a breathtaking train journey through Northern Quebec and Labrador. Shot in Quebec.
Directors: Paola Marino and Theola Ross, 16 mins
A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their small, remote community. Shot in Pimichikamak Cree Nation, MB.