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Through Her Indigenous Eyes

Through Her Indigenous Eyes
2018 | NR. 1hr 20min
DIRECTOR: Various 2018 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection

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Tracy Rector
Indigenous women have held leadership roles in storytelling since time immemorial. These films herald new voices to the diversifying dialogue on Indigenous issues. Curated by juror Tracy Rector, presented by Seattle International Film Festival.

1. Abnormal Freedom
CANADA | 7 MIN | 2018 | Andrea Cessna, Kiyari McNab
An homage to a young woman’s Cree-Ojibway relations; a visual exploration of memories with her family; and a metaphorical collage of the challenges she continues to face.

2. Birds in the Earth
FINLAND | 11 MIN | Marja Helander
Two young Sámi ballet students, Birit and Katja Haarla, examine the deeper questions of the ownership of Sámi land through dance.

3. Geoduck
US | 7 MIN | Tracy Rector
Indigenous fisherwoman, Lydia Sigo, reveals the challenges of harvesting geoduck and her efforts in conservation.

4. I Like Girls
CANADA | 8 MIN | 2017
Diane Obomsawin
Four women reveal the nittygritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression. For them, discovering that they’re attracted to women comes hand in hand with a deeper understanding of their identity and a joyful self awareness.

5. Laundry
NEW ZEALAND | 10 MIN | 2017 | Becs Arahanga
When a happily married couple struggles to find intimacy due to the demands of raising a family,
orgasmic pleasure is found in the most unlikely of places.

6. (MUD)
US | 10 MIN | 2017 | Shaandiin Tome
A mother crippled by addiction seeks connection with her son.

7. Nuuca
CANADA | 13 MIN | Michelle Latimer
North Dakota’s recent oil boom has caused the state’s population to double, as workers flock to the region. With this dramatic increase has come an influx of drugs, crime, and sexual violence. On the Fort Berthold Indian reservation in central North Dakota, rates of sexual violence and harassment have increased 168% with Indigenous women most impacted.

8. Three Thousand
CANADA | 14 MIN | 2017| Asinnajaq
In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe. Embedding historic footage into original animation, she conjures up a vision of hope and beautiful possibility.

Screenings will be held at The Grand Cinema.


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