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The Owl and the Lemming

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) The oral history of Inuit is filled with many folktales, legends, and myths. In this traditional story, a young owl catches a lemming to eat. Inuit stories are often instructive, and with this fable, children quickly learn the value of being clever and humble, and why pride and arrogance are to be avoided. This short puppet film utilizes composited photographs and a set made with actual Arctic plants and lichen to create an authentic retelling of this ancient Arctic fable. This short film provides a glimpse of traditional Inuit values and beliefs.

Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing is a story of two unlikely friends--a lemming and an Arctic hare--that decide to spend the day together ice fishing. The lemming embodies the calm, thoughtful nature of traditional hunters and those that live in the Arctic. This is contrasted with the well-meaning, but impatient Arctic rabbit. This is a fun, educational story that shows how important it is to be kind, thoughtful, and prepared for whatever comes.

What's My Superpower?

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed, friends who can jump so far she thinks they can fly, and friends who are better than her at a million other things. As Nalvana tries out each of her friends’ superpowers with no success, she wonders if she might be the only kid in town without a special talent. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special—and that her superpower was right in front of her all along.

How Nivi Got Her Names

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. So, one cold afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom. The stories of the people Nivi is named after lead her to an understanding of traditional Inuit kinship naming practices, tuqlurausiit, and knowledge of what those practices mean to Inuit. Through her names, Nivi is a little girl, a grandfather, a grandmother, and a well-respected elder. Nivi’s names connect her to the personality and character of those who have passed and make her family so much bigger than she thought before.

Bury It

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) A young girl is upset about her father's constant cell phone use taking away from their playtime. One night, she dreams about taking the phone high into the mountains to hide it from him. But, was it really just a dream? Seen through the eyes of a child, Bury It demonstrates how technology can enslave us while the wilderness can free us.

Nolan: Here Nor There

Availability ended 1/11/2020 GMT
A coming of age story for a new generation
(30 Oct-1 Nov worldwide) The coming-of-age tale of Nolan; a young man growing up on a reserve in the throes of a suicide epidemic. His mother, fearing for his life, sends him to live with family in Fort Qu’Appelle where Nolan meets a quirky girl, and a residential school survivor who become unwitting supports as he navigates his personal grief and finds his place in history and the treaty relationship. The film was shot on Treaty 4 and 6 territory; On Okanese First Nation, Peepeekisis First Nation, Star Blanket First Nation, and in Ft. Qu’Appelle, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.


Availability ended 7/11/2020 GMT
(1-7 Nov worldwide) Shot on the real-life Blackfeet buffalo drive and inspired by a true story, Iniskim is a young girl’s journey from trauma to recovery. By reconnecting with the ancient power of the buffalo, the timeless landscape of her ancestors, and the wisdom of her culture, her life is changed forever.

My Life

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(12-15 Oct worldwide) Tony, an Indigenous Iban man from the rural Dalat in Mukah, Sarawak has been working as a construction worker for more than ten years. Sadly his wages remain low and his situation is not likely to change in the near future. The rising cost of living and his low salary makes Tony very anxious as he continues to support his son who is still in primary school. Tony’s story represents the lives of many in Sarawak. Due to lack of employment opportunities and inadequate infrastructure in the village, increasing number of families and youths are now forced to work in the city.

The Solemn Commitment to Palakuwan

Availability ended 15/10/2020 GMT
"In the Palakuwan you cannot become a good man by yourself. It is through the collective that we all become great and strong!"
(13-15 Oct worldwide) The Katratripulr community in Taitung County has, so far, kept the collective education of the traditional organizations of the age class of men alive, based in the 'Takuvang' and 'Palakuwan' houses, and is maintained by the educators and trainers of young men in the community. The older elders have observe their work performance: labor, service, and obedience. If they perform well, a ceremony is held to advance the vows every three years. The commitment to Palakuwan is learning to be a mature, well-trained man, to be the backbone of the community. This is the heritage of the core values of Katratripulr culture, but also the protection of community forces. The boys enter into the "Takuvang" house at the age of 8 and into the "Takuvakuvang" class. At 14 they enter the "Palakuwan", the youngest "valisen" class. This class must work, toil, obey their brother, and develop in other ways following the house of the higher class of brothers to complete a variety of tasks . But the boys still love to "Palakuwan". They want to be able to honour the "valisen" class and do the "Palakuwan" proud. This documentary reveals the collective strength and community thinking that the group of rebellious, mischievous adolescent boys have, willing to commit to "Palakuwan" through their labour, obedience and through listening to their training. The "Palakuwan" generates a strong sense of belonging. This documentary demonstrates the formative, educational significance of "Takuvang" and "Palakuwan" to modern Katratripulr society.