Banchi Hanuse | BC, Canada | 4 min
A day in the life of 91.1, Nuxalk Radio, a radio station built to help keep the Nuxalkmc language alive, broadcasting the laws of the lands and waters.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | USA | 8 min
Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary transgender spirits within them.
êmîcêtôcêt – Many Bloodlines
Theola Ross | Manitoba, Canada | 11 min
In a relationship, two women decide that the white partner will carry her partner’s Indigenous child.
Finding the Balance
Steve Sxwithul’txw | BC, Canada | 15 min
First Nations on southern Vancouver Island are working to protect their territorial waters, these young divers are leading the way… Finding the Balance
Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty
Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal | BC, Canada | 18 min
In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous peoples.
Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad
Camrus Johnson, Pedro Piccinini | USA | 5 min
A personal story of grief, those we look up to, and how the interactions we may deem insignificant may play a huge part in how we live our lives
The Great Malaise
Catherine Lepage | Canada | 5 min
A young woman describes herself and her life in glowing terms, but the visual narrative tells a different story: with heart-rending power it illustrates the heavy burden of anxiety carried by this worried overachiever.
Andreas Hykade | Canada | 11 min
“You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.” Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply personal, Altötting is a coming-of-age story about love, faith, mortality, and shattered illusions.
Farzaneh Omidvarnia | Denmark | 12 min
Song Sparrow is about immigration. People of different color and race and culture, old and young, embark on journeys, eager to find some place they can call home, or just some place they can live in.
Jean-François Lévesque | Canada | 15 min
Barnabé can’t take it anymore! Tormented by doubt and feelings of inner emptiness, he questions the fundamentals of his existence; drunk with misery, he defies the skies above.
Tara-Lee Novak | Victoria | 4 min
Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island made headlines in the late ‘90s when its community of squatters were evicted. But the 13 years that Leah Oke spent surfing daily at Sombrio, solidified her future as one of Canada’s pioneers in cold-water surfing. She would go on to overcome unthinkable tragedy and become an inspiration to female surfers across the country.
Follow My Brain | with Cam Webster
Robyn Thomas, Naomi Devine & Tamara Plush | Victoria | 13 min
What would you do if one day you could no longer trust your reality – especially as a young boxer? For Cam Webster, it was a punch in the gut. But like any good fighter, he gets back up again.
Connor Gaston | Victoria | 14 min
An ex-Stasi informant, holed up in her apartment, has her world upended when her estranged son arrives to give her a birthday present.