Every living thing including the land, mountains, rivers, oceans has a wairua - a spirit existing beyond death. This collection of short films speaks of the wairua within and around us.
10 am, Thursday 25 March
$7.50 - Book Tickets
Films in Programme
As The Smoke RisesDuration: 12 mins
Nation: Nlaka'pamux and Sekani (Tsay-Keh Dene)
Director: Sharon Heigl / Jennifer Ille
A Native elder explains the tremendous healing power of smudging handed down thousands of years ago.
BadjelánndaDuration: 4 mins
Director: Jonah Senften / Jimmy Sundin
Poet Juvva Pittjas words guides us through a unique landscape highlighting the value of land and nature to the Sámi of Sweden.
Between Two LinesDuration: 15 mins
Director: Jack Steele
In the trenches of World War I, an Australian man and a German man find common ground.
ČáhcerávgaDuration: 5 mins
Director: Suvi West
Čáhcerávga is an ancient Sámi spirit that tricks children to go onto thin ice. This yoik film is an attempt to understand the evilness and injustice in this world.
Guorga – Duoddara ModjegobitDuration: 4 mins
Director: Katja Gauriloff
Guorga is looking for ”the lyrics of the lost yoik” with the aid of Sámi lore. It is the obligation of Guorga (crane) to report on the spring migration to Bárboáhkká, the goddess of birds.
MELIDuration: 23 mins
Director: Ayelén Lonconao
Melisa is a young Mapuche woman who emigrates to the city in search for better living conditions. As she nears the end of her university studies she receives an ancestral call.
Naja (Little Sister)Duration: 5 mins
Director: Marc Fussing Rosbach
Naja (Little Sister) is an animated fantasy in which a young girl must come to terms with a traumatic experience.
Poter Kotha (The Story of Painted Songs)Duration: 6 mins
Director: Suchana Sahi
Thoughts on the commodification of Patachitra.
RKLSSDuration: 5 mins
Nation: Iroquois and Mohawk
Director: Tank Standing Buffalo
In an intense, wild, and raw horror-fantasy, self-taught animator Tank Standing Buffalo bravely dives into his personal experiences in prolonged segregation as a young offender, using the art-form that helped him heal.