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The End of the World: Experimental Shorts

The End of the World: Experimental Shorts

@ Museum of Nature Theatre

(240 McLeod St.)

FRIDAY AUGUST 11, 10:30pm

*Q&A w/ Filmmakers

•$5/program or $10/all films for the night

•Tickets available at the Door

•Donations Welcome

•Snacks & Cash Bar


Adam Bentley • 3:27 • 2016 • Canada

An Inuit woman becomes the first person to ever be featured in a choreographed snowshoe dance video.


Marja Helander (Sápmi) • 5:48 • 2016 • Finland

Referencing an old Sámi myth, we find a woman wandering through the mountains in the Kola Peninsula, a landscape marked by the mining industry. Encountering an unexpected friend, she attempts to make a hospitable offer in this dreamlike story commenting on ecology, past and present.

Smoke that Travels

Kayla briët (Potawatomi) • 13:02 • 2016 • USA • English

Self-taught filmmaker Kayla Briët weaves a beautiful visual tapestry of her father’s teachings as a cultural leader and the legacy she holds onto. Through language, dance, music and the history of the Prairie Band Potawatomi, she claims her family’s story and expresses her and her father’s beliefs as a smoke signal to the world.


Karen Pinette Fontaine (Innu) • 3:42 • 2016 • Canada • French w/ Eng. Subtitles

Karen decides to leave the party, and finds pride in her culture.


Sammy Gadbois (Inuit) • 4:54 • 2016 • Canada • English

A video essay about the perspective of a teenager on his hometown.

The music in me (La musique en moi)

Emilio Wawatie (Anishinaabe) 3:38 • 2016 • Canada • English

For Emilio Wawatie music is everywhere, under each one of his steps, in every movement, in nature, and in himself.


Craig Commanda (Anishinaabe) • 3:39 • 2016 • Canada • Algonquin w/ Eng. Subtitles

The beauty of the natural world is captured in extreme close-ups, with narration in the Algonquin Language.

Axis 49 Coryphee

Ann Holmgrenn (Sápmi) • 5:51 • 2016 • Sweden

An extremely surreal portrayal of life, death, humanity, and our place in the universe.

Hands to the Sky

Elizabeth LaPensee • 4:02 • 2016 • USA

The experimental stop motion animation Hands to the Sky follows the fallout from oil extraction around the Tar Sands and Great Lakes in North America and transforms into healing through an Anishinaabe worldview.

Written in my blood

Steven Thomas Davies (Coast Salish/Snuneymuxw), Jeanette Kotowich (Cree/Métis), Dani Zaviceanu (Romanian Canadian) • 3:00 • 2016

Returning to an Indigenous way of knowing our body, movement has the ability to transcend & decolonize previous patterns.

The End of the world

Clayton Wendatt • 6:00 • 2016 • Canada

A short film depicting a world where an invasion takes place destroying the local way of life.