DSFF and AICHO 2021 Indigenous Series

DSFF + AICHO present: THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN

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Duluth Superior Film Festival (DSFF) and American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) have once again partnered to curate a free monthly Indigenous film series and are pleased to present the Canadian drama THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN.


TRIGGER WARNING: This film contains strong themes of domestic violence. There is no scene that shows physical violence.


If you feel like this may be too difficult to watch, please join us in our Q&A after the film, at around 8:15 pm, with Jennifer Davey, Director of AICHO's Dabinoo'igan Domestic Violence Shelter.



Local expermimental short MAAMAWI by Jonathan Thunder will play before the feature film.

Filmmaker Khayman Goodsky (Bois Forte Ojibwe tribal member) will host the event and hold a post-screening discussion with the director of Dabinoo’igan Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter.

This film is a short experimental vignette created using CG imagery and sound design.


Maamawi is the Ojibwe word that means “together”. The film explores the inter-dimensional connections between a young man and unfamiliar relatives from a not so distant history. The content reflects a link between our current era and the era of the 1956 Indian Relocation act, which was a tool of the United States intended to get American Indians off tribal lands, and to assimilate into the general population of urban areas. Many urban-Indigenous communities popped up in major cities as the result of this experiment, including the American Indian Cultural Corridor in south Minneapolis.


Narrated in the Ojibwe language with English subtitles.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Language
    Ojibwe
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jonathan Thunder