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Best of Native Spirit Festival

25th February - 13th March

Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman's Apprentice

Director: Zacharias Kunuk

Country: Canada

Duration: 20 minutes 

Animation

 

A young shaman must face her first test — a trip underground to visit 
Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community 
member has become ill.

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25th February - 13th March

The Fourfold

Director: Alisi Telengut 

Stop motion

Country: Canada

Duration: 7 minutes 13 seconds

 

Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, the film explores Indigenous worldview and wisdom against the backdrop of the modern existential crisis and rapid environmental change.

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25th February - 13th March

Happiness 

Director: Jack Belhumeur                                         
Experimental

Country: Canada

Duration: 6 minutes 20 seconds

 

A man is in search of happiness when he is confronted by a stranger who is offering just that in the form of a package. Can happiness really come in packages?

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25th February - 13th March

In the Shadow of the Tugtupite

Director: Inuk Jørgensen                                     

Documentary

Country: Greenland

Duration: 6 minutes 49 seconds

 

A cinematic portrait of despair and anxiety for the Inuit of Greenland questioning the local mining prospects and how they are linked to the search for identity of the fledgling nation in a post-colonial world.

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25th February - 13th March

Updated

Director: Nivi Pedersen                                 

Drama/Sci-Fi *mature

Country: Greenland

Duration: 16 minutes 56 seconds

 

A couple to be married discusses if it is too risky to bring his mother with dementia to their wedding and if updating her surveillance equipment will improve everyone's lives.

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25th February - 13th March

Giant Bear / ᓇᓄᕐᓗᒃ

Director: Neil Christopher, Daniel Gies                                

Animation

Country: Canada

Duration: 11 minutes 30 seconds

A timeless Inuit legend about a solitary man, a giant bear, and their daunting foes: each other. 

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25th February - 13th March

kwêskosîw (she whistles)

Director: Thirza Cuthand              

Drama/Supernatural *mature

Country: Canada

Duration: 12 minutes 16 seconds

 

On a night when the Northern Lights are out, a 2-Spirit nêhiyaw woman is assaulted by her cab driver. Amidst the struggle, she discovers a supernatural power that may help her solve a big mystery.

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