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artsPlace Canmore
950 8 Ave, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 2T1

Join artsPlace Canmore for an evening of short films created by Indigenous filmmaker Janine Windolph and the Nakoda AV Club. Stay for a discussion with the artists to explore the themes of family, community, healing and connecting to the land. Featuring

Stories Are In Our Bones (Janine Windolph| 2019 | 11 min 17 s)

In this layered short film, filmmaker Janine Windolph takes her young sons fishing with their kokum (grandmother), a residential school survivor who retains a deep knowledge and memory of the land.  The act of reconnecting with their homeland is a cultural and familial healing journey for the boys, who are growing up in the city. It’s also a powerful form of resistance for the women.

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Our Maternal Home (Janine Windolph | 2023 | 27 min)

Filmmaker and educator Janine Windolph ventures from Saskatchewan to Quebec with her two teens and younger sister, tracing their familial origins to the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. Against the scenic backdrop of these Traditional Lands, Elders offer newfound interdependence and hands-on learning, transforming this humble visit into a sensory-filled expression of reclamation and resilience. Our Maternal Home lovingly establishes a heart-centred form of resistance to confront and heal from the generational impacts of cultural disconnection, making space for what comes next.

Discussion to follow the screening.

For more information visit the organizer’s website here.

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