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Have You Forgotten Me?

Baljit Sangra, Canada, 2020, 3 mins

Anchored by the letters of a wife left behind, director Baljit Sangra considers one Sikh family's story of separation and assimilation, and of creating community in a new country. -LH


Ikebana

Alejandro Yoshizawa, Canada, 2020, 4 mins

A tender portrait of Japanese Canadian elder Kaz Takahashi, who recalls her experiences growing up in Vancouver and shares her love of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. -MM


Home Cooking

Joel Salaysay, Canada, 2020, 16 mins

This charming short follows three generations of the director’s family as they learn to cook, and understand each other through a traditional family dish. -JB


Red Robinson

Carmen Pollard, Canada, 2020, 3 mins

A portrait of Dr. Robert "Red" Robinson, Vancouver’s first rock ‘n’ roll disc jockey. -MS


A Four Pointed Star

Sophia Biedka, Canada, 2020, 8 mins

Through a rich soundscape and underwater cinematography, this short film explores the disease causing mass mortality in sea star populations on the coast of Vancouver Island. -MS


The Return

Marina Dodis, Canada, 2020, 20 mins

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Stunning cinematography and thoughtful interviews paint a realistic yet hopeful portrait of the Lower Mainland’s creeks which salmon depend upon to spawn and thrive. -JB


As the Smoke Rises

Sharon Heigl, Canada, 2020, 12 mins

The power and importance of Indigenous medicine and ceremony is woven together with a woman’s journey towards healing. -LH


Healing Inner Voices - HIV

Martin Morberg & Jada-Gabrielle Pape, unceded Traditional Lands and Waters of the əsəlil̓wətaʔɬ, Xʷməθkwəy̓əm, & Sḵwx̱wú7meshsi Nations, 2020, 27 mins

This thoughtful portrait shows Indigenous people living with HIV who are fighting the stigma of intersectional, intergenerational trauma by connecting to traditional spirituality. -JB


Additional Special Live Event:

“Healing Inner Voices” – Talking Circle

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Register now! http://sqz.co/oFYUN5y


The creators of HIV: Healing Inner Voices have broken through many barriers, grown in the face of adversity and are now leading the way in combating HIV stigma and discrimination within Indigenous communities. Please join the cast as they host an intimate discussion on the development of this film project. The film participants will give insight into their lives and share what motivated and inspired them to create this Indigenous peer-led film project. The participants will also share the impact this project has had on their own personal journeys and the impact they are hoping to have on their Indigenous communities and audiences at large. The audience will have an opportunity to interact with the cast with a question/answer/comment period.

  • Runtime
    93 minutes
  • Country
    Various
  • Director
    Various