Gimli International Film Festival 2022

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Expired July 27, 2020 4:59 AM
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Part of GFF's Indigenous Film Series, sponsored by the Canada Media Fund! Stories of and by indigenous peoples from around the world and across time, from right here in Manitoba, across Canada and around the Americas. Enjoy the show, and don't forget to vote for GFF's Audience Choice Award after, sponsored by Recycle Everywhere!

When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila decides to bring Rosie home with her and over the course of the evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event. Inspired by a very real and transformative moment in the co-director Elle-Ma?ija? Tailfeather's life, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN weaves an intricately complex, while at the same time very simple, story of a chance encounter between two Indigenous women with drastically different lived experience, navigating the aftermath of domestic abuse.

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  • Runtime
    105 minutes
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  • Country
    Canada / Norway
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  • Director
    Kathleen Hepburn / Elle-Maija Tailfeathers