CLOUDS OF AUTUMN
Directed by Trevor Mack (Tsilhqot’in), Taylor Blais
Set on the Tsilhqot’in plateau in the 1970s, Clouds of Autumn focuses on a young Indigenous boy named William and his older sister Shayl whose carefree childhoods are torn apart when Shayl is forced to attend a residential school. Singular visual interpretations infuse co-director Trevor Mack’s family history with a slowly shifting tone that evokes loss and love.
MAAP MORDAK – SKIN DEEP
Directed by Dot West (Ngoongar)
Maap Mordak is a story about a fair skinned Aboriginal girl who is upset and confused about her own identity. Twelve year old Sonia races home very upset after being teased about the colour of her skin. To her surprise she finds comfort and spiritual wisdom from her Nan. However, Nan in her own uncanny way challenges Sonia to go deeper than the colour of her skin. An old adage used in a conversation between Nan and her husband provides Sonia with peace of mind and strength of heart. Maap Mordak is not just a short drama about race and identity, it’s also about the innocence and ability of a child to receive lessons in life from those long gone.
JAHKI LI LEAT JAGI VIELLJA – THIS YEAR IS NOT LAST YEAR’S BROTHER
Directed by Mai-Lis Eira (Sámi )
Máhtte is a young reindeer herder, who has to face the political issues he and his father have to struggle with.
Directed by Saman Hosseinpuor
An elderly couple is living in an apartment, the man is sleeping while the women is doing household chores . She goes to change the water in the fish bowl but it slips and smashes. With no water in the tap – what will happen next?