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The collective COUSIN was founded in 2018 by Alexandra Lazarowich, Adam Piron, Sky Hopinka, and Adam Khalil to provide support for Indigenous artists who expand traditional definitions and understanding of the moving image by experimenting with form and genre. To celebrate and impart their mission, the collective launched CYCLE 0, a curated program of select, previously non-commissioned films by COUSIN artists, sharing a survey of their aesthetic vision with diverse audiences. These works embody COUSIN’s ethos and represent a robust and provocative array of films by Indigenous artists involved in experimental and avant-garde cinema.

COUSIN is a collective supporting Indigenous artists expanding the form of film. We are building an Indigenous-led film movement. We create work that is personal, proudly provocative and driven by strong, artistic voices. We celebrate this work and get it made, seen and shared. Founded in 2018 by Adam Khalil, Alexandra Lazarowich, Sky Hopinka, and Adam Piron, COUSIN was created to provide support for Indigenous artists expanding traditional definitions and understandings of the moving image by experimenting with form and genre.

Join us after the program for a prerecorded Q&A with the filmmakers.

Presented with support from Ruth Bardenstein and Jim Roll

Coyolxauhqui recasts the mythical dismemberment of the Aztec moon goddess Coyolxauhqui by her brother Huitzilopochtli, the deity of war, the sun, and human sacrifice. The film is a poem of perception, one that unveils how contemporary Mexican femicide is linked to a patriarchal history with roots in deeper cultural constructs.

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  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Filmmaker
    Colectivo Los Ingrávidos