Indigenous Without Borders

Defend the Sacred

2017 | 86 minutes

From Standing Rock to Aotearoa, these shorts, directed by indigenous filmmakers, give passionate voice to the traditions and issues of indigenous populations around the globe.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 86 minutes
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP

Packaged Films

Cree Code Talker

Canada | 2016 | 14 minutes | Alexandra Lazarowich

Past code talkers recount the history of the Cree language and its use in WWII as an unbreakable code.

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Defend the Sacred

USA | 2016 | 18 minutes | Kyle Bell

Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Short Film

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Four Faces of the Moon

Canada | 2016 | 13 minutes | Amanda Strong

An episodic animation exploring the reclamation of language, Nationhood, and peeling back the layers of Canada's colonial history.

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Gods Acre

Canada | 2016 | 15 minutes | Kelton Stepanowich

An aboriginal man must abandon his birthplace or adapt to the new conditions as climate change directly effects his world.

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My Father's Tools

Canada | 2016 | 7 minutes | Heather Condo

A man continues to produce woven baskets in the tradition of his father before him.

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The Promise of Piha

New Zealand | 2016 | 16 minutes | Hanelle Harris

A young Samoan man has been chosen as the next leader of his community, but he must confess his true desire.

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Canada | 2016 | 6 minutes | Alisi Telengut

This hand-painted visual poem explores the ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the mass deportations of the Kalmyk people during World War II.

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