imagineNATIVE SHORTS

Films from the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, the largest indigenous film festival on the planet.

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7 MINUTES

DIR: TASHA HUBBARD
CREE | CANADA
2016 | 7 mins

Marie’s walk from her university library to her home is an even seven minutes. It’s a walk she has made many times but one night she is followed by a man who tries to get her into his van. Relieved to have escaped, Marie’s story speaks to the threat Indigenous women confront on a daily basis.

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ASSINI

DIR: GAIL MAURICE
MÉTIS | CANADA
2015 | 13 mins

Assini is a rambunctious 7-year-old girl who doesn’t realize she’s an Indian. This is her story of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

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POLAR SUN

DIR: KATIE AVERY
INUPIAQ | USA
2016 | 12 mins

After the tragic death of Sondra’s sister, her young niece, Raven, comes to live with her. As they both struggle through their grief she turns to the Inupiat stories as a source of guidance for them both.

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SNIP

DIR: TERRIL CALDER
MÉTIS | CANADA
2016 | 15 MINS

SNIP cuts up colonial Canadian histories by telling a story of survival amidst the country’s genocide of Indigenous children. Annie and Gordon travel back in time to save Charlie and Niska, trapped in a nightmare reality designed to eradicate their culture.

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SUSTO

DIR: PEARL SALAS
XICANA, YAQUI, NAVAJO | USA
2016| 8 mins

A young woman recounts the story of the “Coco Man,” a ghostly and monstrous entity that haunts misbehaving children. When terror continues into adulthood, a medicine woman tells her she has “susto,” a fear in her life that she must confront. Gripping and deeply unsettling, the woman’s truth is much more terrifying than the fear of an imaginary boogeyman.

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THIS RIVER

DIR: KATHERENA VERMETTE, ERIKA MACPHERSON
MÉTIS | CANADA
2016 | 18 mins

When the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was pulled from the waters of Winnipeg’s Red River wrapped in a garbage bag in 2014, a group of volunteers established Drag the Red, an initiative to trawl the river in search of evidence of other missing Indigenous women.

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TSHIUETIN

DIR: CAROLINE MONNET
ALGONQUIN | CANADA
2016 | 10 mins

Carving its way through the beautiful landscape of western Labrador and northeastern Quebec is the Tshiuetin rail line. The only railway in Canada owned by Indigenous people, the Tshiuetin is a lifeline for the people who call this land home and a source of pride for all who ride this historic line.

SCREENING TIMES:

Saturday 18 March
3 pm
The Civic Theatre
Sunday 19 March
5:30 pm
Ngā Purapura

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