Short Stop: Collection of Short Films
Various Dir: Various
  • Saturday September 23, 2017 at 12:00PM

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Peace River Rising (10m)
Peace River Rising offers an intimate view of the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land.

Bayline (15m)
The Bayline was a short term for the Hudson Bay Railway between The Pas and Churchill in Manitoba. George and Maria Neepin take their daughters to the spot where George grew up and give a glimpse into their childhood living along the tracks.

Raven Steals the Light (9m)
Be transported into a magical animated world where Raven is flying blindly in the endless night. He decides to steal all the light in the world from Sky Father, which is no easy task. The story is adapted from an ancient Haida myth.

A Raven’s Song (10m)
Daniel Denault faces poverty, racism and inner-city violence as he races against time to obtain the life-saving medicine his grandmother needs before it’s too late.

Happy Days on the Pow wow Trail (10m)
Happy Days on T he Powwow Trail sheds the stoic nature of the Pow wow dancer and seeks to explore the life beyond the Powwow circuit in a light hearted way.

Hands to the Sky (4m)
The experimental stop motion animation Hands to the Sky follows the fallout from oil extraction around the Tar Sands and Great Lakes in North America and transforms into healing through an Anishinaabe

All-around junior male (7m)
A single-subject portrait of a young Nunamiut athlete practicing his sport, the most challenging of Arctic games, the one-foot high-kick.

Shirtnami! (2m)
A Shirtnami takes over a town, only to be conquered by Skateboarding Pants.

How to make a top (3m)
In this short, imagined, scripted, and produced by indigenous children, Edernilton Mirele Sampaio, an 11 year old boy, shows how to make a top from seeds and sticks he finds in the jungle around him.

Returning (3m)
Stories of space canoes and dancing forth dimensional space/time travel unravel to “Trade Song” by the Métis Fiddler Quartet in the experimental stop motion Returning.

Spirit Women (11m)
Spirit Women brings together a tapestry of unique self film portraits made by indigenous women from around the world. 

Buffalo girl (4m)
In this film a Buffalo Spirit transforms into an Nēhiyaw Iskwesis (a young Cree women), and a ghost like apparition sings Maori songs and underscores the links between colonialism on Indigenous peoples across the globe.

The Importance of Dreaming (10m)
Old lonely Owl dreams of having his own family. In his travels he comes upon a large skulk of foxes playing together and watches over them for many days and nights. He wishes he could have such a beautiful family. One Fox is different, she notices Owl and watches him. Fox and Owl fall in love, but their love is met with contention driving Fox and Owl away to try to find happiness together.


This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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