This film has been rated M. It is suitable for mature audiences 16 years and older. Please note: Suicide references.
Films in Programme
Run Woman Run
Duration: 101 mins Year: 2021 Nation: Mohawk Director:
Beck is goaded into running a marathon by the ghostly appearance of legendary Onondaga marathon runner Tom Longboat. Through running she gets her life back on track, and strives to honour those that she loves.
Duration: 3 mins Year: 2018 Nation: Anishinaabe and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation Director:
Waking up after thousands of years of being encased in ice, the voice of a creature is heard. In this experimental film, audio of the largest mass calving event (when arctic ice melts and collapses into the ocean) sets the scene for a new monster to emerge.
E Whiti E Te Raa: Shine
Duration: 12 mins Year: 2019 Nation: Māori Director:
This film connects a song of hope in times of trauma to a place and its people across time and events.
One Word Sawalmem
Duration: 12 mins Year: 2020 Nation: Kanaka Maoli Director:
One word ripples outward, vibrating with healing power. Sawalmem, meaning Sacred Water. Sawalmem could help us unravel the climate crisis we’ve created
Duration: 30 mins Year: 2019 Nation: Indigenous Australia Director:
Can traditional owners continue to take care of the land by using modern renewable energy solutions?
Wakahourua (Making of the Tairāwhiti Voyaging Canoe)
Duration: 19 mins Year: 2017 Nation: Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, and Te Arawa Director:
Follow the journey of bringing a waka to life, narrated by Te Aturangi Nepia-Clamp
Yáa at Wooné (Respect for All Things)
Duration: 19 mins Year: 2020 Nation: Kiks.adí Clan, Sheet'ká Kwáan, and Tlingít Nation Director:
Herring are the foundation of all things we love in Southeast Alaska. These fish connect us culturally, spiritually, and historically and play a critical role in our communities and eco-systems
Duration: 14 mins Year: 2018 Nation: Yawuru Director:
Yulleroo is the story of Micklo Corpus, Yawuru Traditional owner, who is spearheading the fight to protect his country from hydraulic fracking.
Duration: 60 mins Year: 2019 Nation: Aymara Director:
Compañía blends documentary, visual poetry and experimental cinema to bring the audience into the daily rhythms of a small mountain community. From the individual to the community, the land to urban spaces, traditional to ancestral, Compañía is a call to witness the fullness of what has been carried and what has survived. Through the perspective of the community, Miguel Hilari deepens the understanding of perspectives on home and migration.
El Buen Vivir/The well living
Duration: 26 mins Year: 2020 Nation: Arahuaco, Barasano, and Wiwa Director:
For the Arawak, Barasano and Wiwa peoples, to live well is to be in spiritual communication with the fathers and mothers of the elements of the earth.
Tata Jenaru Uajpa/Hijo de Don Jenaro (Son of Don Jenaro)
Duration: 26 mins Year: 2019 Nation: Purhépecha Director:
In 2010, the vibrant Indigenous musical tradition of the pirekua (traditional Purhépecha song), was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. In Angahuan, Michoacán a community mourns the loss of one of its great pirekua masters, Tatá Jacinto Rita Toral.
Three Indigenous communities in the Bolivian highlands fight to protect their water from diversion and contamination amid a national water crisis. UMA, the Aymara word for water, takes us on a journey from the tropical Andean glaciers and the highest navigable lake in the world to the mines of Oruro, and the vanished Lake Poopó.