SISTERS RISING is the story of six Native American women fighting to restore personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against indigenous women in the United States.
He Hekenga Tūhura
Award-winning Māori director, Allen George, lovingly honours his late uncle, Hector Busby, in this moving short documentary. A Master Waka Builder and Celestial Navigator, Hector reflects on his journey learning the old ways in his last interview.
Hinekura, a young Māori girl, embarks on the right of passage ceremony in her community that changes her relationship forever.
Powwow Highway: The Lego Movie
Dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the film Powwow Highway. Artist/filmmaker Jonathan Thunder worked with Project Mezinichigejig to create the stop-motion short as part of an animation workshop.
Stalked by his abusive father, a two-spirit teen runaway meets a rebellious Mi’kmaw drawn to his journey. A deep bond begins to grow as he learns Mi’kmaw language and culture from his new companion.
Ahkâmêyimo nitânis / Keep Going My Daughter
A young couple narrate a poetic and hopeful love letter to their young daughter, reflecting the dreams of a new generation of Indigenous parents still healing from the traumas of colonialism.
Battles over blood quantum and ‘best interests’ resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era - a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony.