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.
- Toronto International Film Festival - Honorable Mention Best Canadian Feature Film
- Berlinale, Sydney International Film Festival
- 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
- Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Alan R. Milligan
- Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
- Norm Li, csc
- Christian Siebenherz
- Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers