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Gik:skwod: How I Lost My Indian Name

In this experimental short film, the filmmaker shares how he lost his Indian name. BACKGROUND: This is storytelling told through narration, images and text. In "Gik:skwod," The filmmaker made cuts according to his eye blinks. During his film studies at Syracuse University, he read an excerpt from Walter Murch's "In the Blink of an Eye: Perspective of Film Editing." In the excerpt, he explains how we naturally edit what we see through our eye blinks. The filmmaker wanted to experiment with this concept.

Empire State

"As an Elder goes about preparing wild onions and corn, the outside world infiltrates through the TV: the fall of the Twin Towers, the hit on Baghdad, and the first death of a Native American soldier overseas. A subtly poignant film that simply told gives strength to the old man and to those who bear witness." — imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2017)

Ode to the Nine

An homage to Google and Jon Rafman
ODE TO THE NINE is influenced is influenced by artist Jon Rafman. His work "9-Eyes" and "You, the World and I" inspired the filmmaker to make "Ode to the Nine". This short experimental video allows the filmmaker to ponder the relevance of the moving image and what impacts it has on the Native experience of the past, present and future.

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"In this very personal experimental work, director Terry Jones reflects upon the moment he was told he was 'different' and how that left an imprint on the narrative of his life." imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2017)

Promised Goods

Elder man Robert Trimble is quarantined at home during Covid-19 and is in need of home goods. Unable to get the items himself without risking contagion he takes matters into his own hands...

I am Me

A short film about the journey of Jazmine Smith, a Transgender, two spirited woman, living her best life and inspiring others to never give up.

Army Manimation

12 Oct-15 Nov worldwide. In the game of war, he who has the most toys wins. But does any one really win, and is war a game?

Iskwew's Light

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.

Full Circle

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.

You, the Choice of My Parents

12 Oct-15 Nov worldwide. A journey through the life of a woman going through an arranged marriage, animated on traditional Tongan Cloth called Ngatu. Based on the poem of the same name by Konai Helu Thaman.

Tawaw?

What happens when this young Indigenous couple moves into a new neighbourhood? A little subtle racism, salad, and noisy but friendly neighbours that welcome you in.

One In One Out

A young lady walks alone, caught in the trappings of her phone, unaware of lurking evil. One simple slogan can save her life. A public service announcement for today's youth.

Death Chill

Algonquin — Canada
A man goes out ploughing snow late one winter's night and encounters the Death Chill.

Head's Up

Algonquin — Canada
(12 Oct-15 Nov worldwide) A hilarious comedy about a guy named Tony who discovers that luck is a fleeting thing.

Digital Body Painting with Indigenous Karapotó Plaki-ô

Karapotó Plak-ô — Brazil
12 Oct-15 Nov — worldwide. An extension of the concept of body painting with the use of technology opening the door to new experiences and new conversations. Members of Karapotó Plak-ô community drew elements present in their natural environment which were then animated and projected onto their bodies.

Intercept Signals

Intercepting Signals is about connecting to the earth and native ancestors, while becoming receptive to multidimensional life forms, and unlocking the ancient abilities of the spirit. Filmed in Southern Colorado.

River

Music Video for Portland based singer-songwriter KTP, performing RIVER from her latest album MAYBE TOMORROW.

Midang Midang

(12 Oct-15 Nov worldwide) Midang Midang is an old Kelabit courtship song, handed to musician Alena Murang by her Grand Aunt Tepu’ Ira. Kelabit people (population 6,000) are native to Borneo and their language is under threat, meaning it could disappear with Alena's generation. This contemporary adaptation of the song and it's story, is a project by Indigenous creative youths of Borneo and their teams.