HINOWU: HAND GAMES
DIRECTOR: Danny de Leon
DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 6 m • USA
During a hand game tournament in Northern California, Danny de Leon interviewed tribal members about the importance of the hand games.
DIRECTOR: Randy Vasquez, Jonathan Skurnik
DOCUMENTARY SHORT • 26 m • USA
NOMINATED for BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Badger Creek is a half-hour documentary portrait of a Blackfeet (Pikuni) family, the Mombergs, who live on the lower Blackfeet Reservation in Montana near the banks of Badger Creek. In addition to running a prosperous ranching business, they practice a traditional Blackfeet cultural lifestyle that sustains and nourishes them, including sending their children to a Blackfeet language immersion school, participating in Blackfeet spiritual ceremonies and maintaining a Blackfeet worldview. The film takes us through a year in the life of the family, and through four seasons of the magnificent and traditional territory of the Pikuni Nation.
BEFORE THE STREETS/ AVANT LES RUES
DIRECTOR: Chloe Leriche
FEATURE • 97 m • CANADA
NOMINATED for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
CAST: Rykko Bellemare, Kwena Bellemare-Boivin, Jacques Newashish, Janis Ottawa, Martin Dubreuil, Normand Daoust
Shawnouk, a native teenager, kills a man during a robbery and flees into the forest. deciding to return to his atikamekw village in Québec (Canada), he tries to redeem himself using traditional cleansing rituals.