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Take a journey inside the mind of a young Indigenous woman as she takes you through her desire to reconnect with her family members. As the beautiful melody joins the poem, you're transported into a realm that connects you to the land that connects the young woman with her family and ancestors and see how she questions how life may be different today had her family would have been able to pray this way.

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Anishinaabe multidisciplinary artist from Kitigan Zibi, Craig Commanda works through the moving image, poetry, music and sound composition. A practice unfolding over a decade, his creative process has enabled community engagement and travel across Turtle Island and beyond. Craig has participated in many international artist residencies including (Re)Claim + Diverse is this Land at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, cultural exchange residencies in Aotearoa - New Zealand as well as in Haïti in collaboration with LOJIQ. His work has been screened in festivals including Asinabka (unceded Algonquin territory - Ottawa, Cnd), ImagiNATIVE (Toronto, Cnd), Kurzfilmtage (Winterthur, Switzerland), Maoriland (Otaki, NZ), Bali International Indigenous Film Festival (Bali, Ubud) and Wairoa Maori film festival (Nuhaka, NZ). Craig is a current student studying Film Production at Concordia and is an advocate for mental wellness and suicide prevention.  His practice seeks resurgence contributing to cultural preservation and revitalization for and by Indigenous peoples. He is currently based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.

Naomi Condo is an L’nu filmmaker from Gesgapegiag First Nation, Quebec. She uses
poetry, music and moving imagery to express herself as a way of healing. She’s had her
short films screened across Canada and the United States. I am L’nu has been one of her
most picked up films.

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Directed by Craig Commanda
Naomi Condo

Written by Naomi Condo

Cast Melissa Fontaine

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