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UMA: Water Crisis in Bolivia
Three indigenous communities in the Bolivian highlands fight to protect their water from diversion and contamination amid a national water crisis. UMA, the Aymara word for water, takes us on a journey from the tropical Andean glaciers and the highest navigable lake in the world to the mines of Oruro, and the vanished Lake Poopó. It is a women's story of displacement, resistance, and struggle for environmental justice.
Salt River Water Walk
In February 2020, Sharon Day (Ojibwe) led a group of Water Walkers through the Arizona desert to walk for the Salt River. Through animation and live-shot footage, this documentary travels with the Salt River Water Walkers, describing this Indigenous-led ceremony as it creates community and builds relationships with the earth through the shared goal to care for the water.
The Water Walker
The Water Walker stars teenaged climate activist Autumn Peltier (Anishinaabe-kwe, from Wikwemikoong First Nation). The film is narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Graham Greene (Oneida, Six Nations of the Grand River). Autumn, an influential figure in the global youth-led environmental movement, was named chief water commissioner by the Anishinabek Nation. We follow her as she prepares to speak at the United Nations. The Water Walker features Michif (Métis) artist Christi Belcourt’s renowned paintings, brought to life with stunning animated sequences.
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Exercises in Being Close to You: A Story for the Artic Refuge
In this experimental documentary a group of hikers travel through Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in hopes of intercepting the Porcupine Caribou migration. The film uses documentary footage of the two-week expedition intercut with experimental vignettes — exercises to rethink our relationship to the land and animals we hope to protect.
Q&A with Krista Davis
Join us for a Q&A with filmmaker Krista Davis hosted by filmmaker and Weengushk Film Institute Board of Directors member Phyllis Ellis
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The Water Walker is the first project from Seeing Red 6Nations. It stars teenaged climate activist Autumn Peltier, who is Anishinaabe-kwe, from Wikwemikoong First Nation (Manitoulin Island, Ontario). The film is narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Graham Greene (Oneida, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory (Ontario).


The Water Walker is a short documentary, tracing the roots, passion and perseverance of young Autumn. We follow her story as she prepares to speak at the United Nations. Autumn is an influential figure in the Indigenous and global youth-led environmental movement. In 2019, 14-year-old Autumn was named the chief water commissioner by the Anishinabek Nation, a position previously held by her late Great Aunt Josephine Mandamin, an elder and founding member of the water protectors movement.


Adding to the richness of the storytelling, the filmmakers incorporate Michif (Métis) artist Christi Belcourt’s renowned paintings, brought to life with stunning animated sequences that capture the sacred qualities of water.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Director
    James Burns