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THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN

Year 2019
Runtime 105 mins
Language English
Albertan Premiere
Sep 26
6:45 PM Eau Claire 3

Preceded by the short film: THROAT SINGING IN KANGIRSUK


Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding as one of them, Rosie, is fleeing a violent domestic attack.

As this intimate yet challenging encounter develops, what began as violent and terrifying, tentatively expands as the women’s shared imagery and cultural experience weave a fragile bond between them. Both women now must face their own unique struggle as they navigate the complexities of motherhood, class, race, and the ongoing legacy of colonialism.

Shot on beautiful 16mm film, co-director Kathleen Hepburn (NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL CIFF Selection 2017) and co-director/actor Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers tell this story, based on true events, in real time. They have delicately crafted a raw, quiet and honest film about human connection, abuse and the precarious situation of Indigenous women. Rated 14A - Coarse Language.

Countries

Canada Norway
Festivals
Berlinale, Sydney International Film Festival
Director
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn
Executive Producer
Lori Lozinski, Tyler Hagan, Elle-­Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn, Alan R. Milligan, Jason Delane Lee, Yvonne Huff Lee, Matthew Soraci
Producer
Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Alan R. Milligan
Screenwriter
Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Cinematographer
Norm Li, csc
Editor
Christian Siebenherz
Cast
Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers