Ancestors

70 minutes

April 8 - 18, 2021

The spirit remembers what it means to be in relationship to all beings, past, present and future, seen and unseen.

  • Running Time: 70 minutes

Packaged Films

Ethereal

Canada | 2020 | 2 min. | Isabelle Kanapé (Innu)

A man spreads rumours about a local elder. To be forgiven, he will be put to the test.

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Halpate

USA | 2020 | 14 min. | Adam Piron (Kiowa/Mohawk), Adam Khalil (Ojibway)

The Seminole Tribe has been publicly alligator wrestling for over a century, risking life and limb to improve the lives of the wrestlers and their people.

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Lichen

Canada | 2020 | 12 min. | Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe)

Ancient and diverse, thriving in adversity, confounding scientists to this day, lichen is a model of emergence.

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Pluck

New Zealand | 2020 | 27 min. | Kirsty Griffin (Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa), Viv Kernick

Facing a battle with cancer, Jean is on a mission to weave her last Korowai, a Maori feather cloak and final gift to her daughter.

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Sky Aelans

Solomon Islands | 2020 | 7 min. | Edward Manuga (Solomon Islander), Georgianna Lepping, Jeremy Gwao, Regina Lepping, Zahiyd Namo, Junior Patrick Makau, Manner Levo, Neil Nuia, Daniel Kakadi (Solomon Islanders)

A celebration of the vital bond between the communities of the Solomon Islands’ last untouched rainforest, as they claim their rights as the ancestral guardians of these sacred high mountain forests, known locally as the “Sky Aelans."

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The Fourfold

Canada | 2020 | 8 min. | Alisi Telengut (Mongolian/Siberian)

An animated return to the traditional beliefs and rituals of Mongolia and Siberia where nature—the homeland of human beings—struggles against “modernity” and environmental degradation.

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