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Our Grandmother the Inlet

World Premiere

Kayah George, a young Tsleil-Waututh woman and her grandmother Ta7a, daughter of the late Chief Dan George, reflect on their relationship to water, culture, and land.


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Kayah George, Rueben George, Joe Buffalo, Amy George

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9 min

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VIFF Short Forum: Program 1

As time moves ever the more forward, histories are revisited. Some continue to be honoured while others are called for a reckoning.


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Executive Producer

Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos, Kayah George, Shelby Manton, Geoff Manton, KristoffDuxbury, Sebastien Galina


Angelica Stirpe, Shelby Manton


Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos, Kayah George


Farhad Ghaderi


Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos

Original Music

Greg Gianopoulos

Production Design

Charlie Hannah


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Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos

Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos is a director, producer, and editor. Her projects primarily concern the empowerment of women and social and environmental justice. Jaime Leigh was selected as one of five prominent filmmakers by the Documentary Organization of Canada’s ‘Breakthrough Program’ 2022. Her short film What About Our Future? was distributed through Hollywood Suite and played at film festivals and humanitarian festivals worldwide, receiving ‘The Nigel Moore Youth Programming Award’ at DOXA 2021.

Filmography: Ask The Plantain (2023); Our Grandmother The Inlet (2023); What About Our Future? (2020); The Puma and The Flower (2017)

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Kayah George

Kayah George ‘Halth Leah’ (she/they) proudly carries the teachings of her Tulalip and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and is a young Indigenous environmental leader, activist, poet, and first time filmmaker. She has worked with several environmental organizations, including Indigenous Climate Action (an Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors, and land defenders), to build capacity for an Indigenous-led divestment movement.

Filmography: Our Grandmother The Inlet (2023)

VIFF Short Forum

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