NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS / Runtime: 93 min.
MY SOUL REMAINER
NARRATIVE / Runtime: 6 min.
Directed by NANOBAH BECKER
SYNOPSIS: The music video for Laura Ortman’s passionate ‘My Soul Remainer’ roars from the mountain tops with impressionistic imagery inspired by the elements.
DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 17 min.
Directed by SKY HOPINKA
SYNOPSIS: Reflections on time spent with the water protectors in Standing Rock.
IN THE BEGINNING WAS WATER AND SKY
NARRATIVE / Runtime: 13 min.
Directed by RYAN WARD
SYNOPSIS: In parallel stories, two Chippewa children navigate the dark corners of American history trying to find their way back to a home that may be lost forever.
NARRATIVE / Runtime: 5 min.
Directed by DANIEL SEMAN
SYNOPSIS: The Ojibwe story of how a sly coyote gets his meal by playing a trick on unsuspecting ducks.
NARRATIVE / Runtime: 11 min.
Directed by RAZELLE BENALLY
SYNOPSIS: A young woman contemplates a dark path after a painful loss until she has a dreamlike encounter deep in the woods .
CREE CODE TALKER
DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 14 min.
Directed by ALEXANDRA LAZAROWICH
SYNOPSIS: Charles ‘Checker’ Tomkins fought in the Second World War, and served as a Cree Code Talker with the United States Air Force. As with other indigenous languages, Cree was used to transmit crucial military communications, and proved a vital secret weapon in combat.
DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 27 min.
Directed by SARAH DEL SARONDE
SYNOPSIS: For decades, thousands of Navajos have worked the railroads, maintaining the trans-continental network. Metal Road follows three Navajo railroaders as they leave their homeland to replace aging tracks under extreme weather conditions.