This showcase of short films by emerging Indigenous creators features diverse perspectives and bold approaches to storytelling. Whether it's a documentary portrait of a two-spirited aspiring comedian, an account of activists battling tirelessly to reclaim their rights, an artist locking horns with an angry spirit, or a raunchy retelling of a classic narrative, each of these films embraces tradition while demonstrating an individual sensibility.
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Director: Lyana Patrick, Rosemary Georgeson / BC, 2020, 4 min.
Today there are over 100 Aboriginal Friendship Centers across Canada. They provide essential services and a home away from home for many. A Place to Belong celebrates Christmas at the very first Friendship Center, located in East Vancouver, and reveals the story behind the Friendship Center movement. more...
Director: Renée Sampson / QC/BC, 2020, 5 min.
In the Wsanec territory, language revitalization efforts are underway. Through prayer and song, the youth demonstrates the importance of carrying on their language and culture in their community. more...
Please note that VIFF 2020 online films can be viewed in British Columbia only.