KÍMMAPIIYIPITSSINI: THE MEANING OF EMPATHY
The uprooting of people and its toxic consequences - almost every First Nation family is affected and has casualties to mourn. Those who cannot cope with the hard path to abstinence, fall through the cracks. The Blackfoot community resolves to confront the spiral of drug addiction in its own way…
We present the International Premiere of the film.
No youth rating
Writer: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. Camera: Peter Robinson. Sound: Peter Robinson. Editing: Hans Olson. Music: Chandra Melting Tallow. Production: Seen Through Woman Productions Inc., National Film Board of Canada. Producer: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Lori Lozinski, David Christensen. Length: 124 min. International Sales: National Film Board of Canada
Actress, producer and filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers is a member of the Blackfoot people of the Kainai First Nation and the Sámi people of Norway. She completed an acting degree at Vancover Filmschool in 2006 and a First Nations degree at the University of British Columbia in 2011. She lives in Canada and Norway.
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The Canada Focus is part of Canada's cultural programme as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/21 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada and the Government of Canada. In addition to the film series, the Canada Focus includes a delegation of Canadian filmmakers at the DOK.forum Marketplace.