NFB Indigenous Film Festival

NFB Indigenous Film Festival

Date: February 14 – 17  |  6 – 8 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom

February 14

Three Thousand:  Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe that recasts the present, past, and future of her people in a radiant new light. 14 min

Sigwan:  The touching story of a young girl who is comforted and counselled by the animals of the forest. Written and directed by filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. 12 min

  A short story about dreams, courage, identity, creation and embracing our Elders, Waseteg showcases Phyllis Grant's signature style of bold lines, bright colours, and simple movements. 52 min

February 15

Forgotten Warriors:  This documentary introduces us to thousands of Indigenous Canadians who enlisted and fought alongside their countrymen and women during World War II, even though they could not be conscripted. 51 min

February 16

nîpawistamâsowin (We Will Stand Up)
:  A profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands. 52 min

February 17

Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew:  This documentary features Drew Hayden Taylor, and hilariously overturns the notion of the "stoic Indian" and shines a light on an overlooked element of Indigenous culture: humour and its healing powers.  54 min

Film summaries from National Film Board.