Iskwew's Light

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Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights teamed up with Chantel Marie Buffalo to tell her story, "Iskwew's Light." It's about a young woman who was disconnected from her mother in the foster care system. This film is dedicated to a young Indigenous girl who died in the child care system — the film not only highlights the tragedy of the mistreatment of Indigenous children in colonial systems but also highlights the resilience of Indigenous women and girls. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Kiona Ligtvoet for being a part of this project.

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Chantel Marie Buffalo is an emerging Indigenous filmmaker from Canada. Iskwew's light is her first film, shot in partnership with John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.


Directed by Chantel Buffalo

Production Company John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Cast Kari lynn Waniandy
Rachel LeeKey
Ecko GoffickKey
Kiona ligvoet

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