Program 3

  • AMC VAN NESS 14 1000 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States

 

PRAY SISTER PRAY by CRYSTAL SHAWANDA

MUSIC VIDEO •  7m • USA

NOMINATED for BEST MUSIC VIDEO

"Pray Sister Pray" is about the 1171 missing and murdered aboriginal women taken from our Canadian highways. 


STOLEN

DIRECTOR: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs

LIVE SHORT • 7m • CANADA

CAST: Teioshontathe McGregor, Kakwite:ne Jacobs, Tamara Brown

NOMINATED for BEST LIVE SHORT

A young girl escapes from a foster home, only to be picked up by a dangerous stranger. In Canada, there are over 1200 documented cases of missing and murdered Native American girls and women. This film shines light on the issue.


SISTER, DAUGHTER

DIRECTOR: NATHANIEL ARCAND

LIVE SHORT • 27m • CANADA 

NOMINATED for BEST LIVE SHORT

CAST: Nathaniel Arcand, Curtis Talon Ahenakew, Amanda Murray

Actor, Amanda Murray and Producer In-Attendance

A family struggles to heal after the death of their beloved matriarch. Bad habits formed and loved ones shut out. When another goes missing, will the men have another chance to reclaim their life and reunite with their missing Sister, Daughter?


ON THE FARM

DIRECTOR: Rachel Talalay

FEATURE • 90m • CANADA

NOMINATED for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Trailer

CAST: Sara Canning, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Ben Cotton, Patrick Gallagher, Tantoo Cardinal

Based on journalist Stevie Cameron’s 2010 bestselling account of real-life events, and released in Canada as Unclaimed, the film follows the women who fought against the indifference of police that allowed one of Canada’s most prolific serial killers, Robert Pickton, to murder upwards of 50 women during the span of six years. The film forgoes sensationalism and relegates Pickton himself to a bit-part. Main character Nikki Taylor (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers), a sex worker who notices the disappearance of an alarming number of women, teams up with a female police officer and social worker, to investigate. They face a slow-moving police department until the media takes notice and it becomes a national story. However, scant justice is served for those women lost.

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