cINeDIGENOUS

This program focuses on global Indigenous filmmakers sharing Indigenous stories and culture. Centering Indigenous art and artists amplifies voices and perspectives that are essential to our global well-being. cINeDIGENOUS is curated and presented in partnership with Nia Tero.

Connections – Seen and Unseen

2022 | 90 min | Various

April 14 - 24, 2022

Through traditional ways of being and contemporary expressions of existence, these short films demonstrate the dynamic intergenerational relationship between the seen and unseen—across time and space—in these global Indigenous stories.

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Daughter of a Lost Bird

USA | 2021 | 66 min | Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish)

April 14 - 24, 2022

An adult Indigenous adoptee reconnects with her birth mother, her Lummi heritage, and the land of her people.

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Run Woman Run

Canada | 2021 | 100 min | Zoe Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk)

April 14 - 24, 2022

Beck reclaims her dreams, family, and language when the ghost of runner Tom Longboat coaches her to run a marathon.

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Wildhood

Canada | 2021 | 108 min | Bretten Hannam (Mi'kmaw)

April 14 - 24, 2022

A Mi'kmaw teenager treks across maritime Canada in search of his birth mother and his own Indigenous heritage.

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The Legend of Molly Johnson

Australia | 2021 | 109 min | Leah Purcell (Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri)

April 23 - 24, 2022

A pregnant bushwoman must protect her family, an Aboriginal fugitive, and her homestead from a suspicious lawman.

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