DEFEND THE SACRED
DIRECTOR: Kyle Bell
DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 18 minutes • USA
An inside look into the heart and soul of indigenous people that stood in solidarity at Standing Rock.
Juliana & The Medicine Fish
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Torrie
Feature Film • 1 hour 50 minutes • Canada
At 12 years old, Juliana’s mother dies suddenly and she is left to repair her complicated relationship with her father. But as bankruptcy looms over their family-owned resort, her father’s mind is elsewhere as he tries to organize a high-stakes fishing derby hoping to save their home and livelihood. Haunted by dreams that her mother is trapped within the murky waters surrounding their lodge - and feeling powerless to help her father - she seeks the counsel of an Elder and fishing guide who shares the story of the legendary musky, an ancient and massive medicine fish with a spirit-essence crucial to the survival of the lake. Believing in the power of the medicine fish to free her mother and win the derby’s $1 million prize, Juliana hopes to capture the fish but in doing so, she discovers she must face an even greater challenge that lies deep within her.
Cast: Emma Tremblay, Adam Beach and Roseanne Supernault