Know Your Culture Keep It Traditional 3
Directed by NCIDC Students
1 m, Public Service, USA
Educational PSA regarding commercial tobacco abuse vs. sacred use.
Director: Trevor Solway
14 m, Live Short, Canada
When Archie wins big and decides to throw a big old rez party, Sophia, his daughter tries to escape the cycles of her reality through television, but too soon her fantasy and her reality collide.
Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her)
Director: Candace Maracle
17 m, Documentary Short, Canada
Yakonnhéhkwen is a Kenyen’kéha word meaning 'it sustains her'. Ann found healing in the rare traditional Iroquoian art form of black ash basketry. She also became keenly aware that her ancestors were there to show her the way. This is a short film about the depression that brought her to brink of suicide and her journey home, back to her culture and learning to truly value herself as an Onkwehonwe woman and artist.
My Lyric I Never Knew
Director: Nauzanin Knight
9 m, Live Short, Canada
A television broadcast is set to air live to an international audience the following day. SHERITA, a young Indigenous woman, and up-and-coming singer in Canada, who has emerged anew from a turbulent youth—one of drug abuse, and a violent romantic relationship which resulted in her comma and the forced adoption of her baby— is set to take the stage tomorrow with her new song called “My Lyric, I Never Knew”, about the child she never knew.