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Hard Out: 2Spirit Shorts

Hard Out: 2Spirit Shorts (1h 14m)

@ Museum of Nature Theatre

(240 McLeod)

SUNDAY Aug. 13, 9:00pm

*Q&A w/ Filmmakers

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

•Tickets available at the Door

•Donations Welcome

•Snacks & Cash Bar

Kweenz of Kelston

Todd Karehana (Maori) • 14:33 • 2014 • New Zealand • English


A short documentary following The Kweenz, a group of fa'afafine, transgender and takatāpui students that attend an all-boys high school in Auckland, as they compete in an inter school talent quest.


2 Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com

Thirza Cuthand (Cree) •


Queering and indigenizing dating site advertisements, a Butch NDN "lavalife" lady (performed by Thirza Cuthand) seduces the viewer into 2 Spirit "snagging and shacking up".  It's the culturally appropriate website all single 2 Spirit people wish existed.



Native Nibbles: E01 Two-Spirit Frybread
Howard Adler (Ojibwa/Jewish), Leo Koziol (Maori), Candy Renae Fox (Cree), Producer Trudy Stewart (Cree) • 2017 • 8:00 • Canada


Native Nibbles is an Indigenous Cooking show hosted by the fabulous, the stunning, Corey-Sleeps-With-Bears. In this first episode, shot on location in Roxanne's Air-BnB in Regina SK, Corey enlists the help of a special guest from New Zealand, and shows us how to make his signature Two-Spirit frybread recipe.


Hard Out

Howard Adler, Candy Renae Fox, Jessie Short (Métis), Producer Leo Koziol • 4:00 • 2017 • New Zealand • English


A man wakes up lost and confused on the beach, and it’s a mystery of how and why he got there.


Jemima to Jeremy

Tamara Whyte (Warrgamay) • 15:00 • 2016 • Australia • English


Jeremy Andersen tells his story of becoming his true self through his journey to his gender identity and exploring his Aboriginal heritage.


Sweet Night

Jessie Short (Métis) • 5:00 • 2016 • Canada • English


Andy is a young Métis woman living in a big city. When a friend invites Andy to accompany her to a large city park where she introduces Andy to sweet grass, it sparks a night of surprising exploration and self-discovery, ultimately reconnecting Andy with her Indigenous roots.


Paskwâw Mostos Iskwêsis (Buffalo Girl)

Howard Adler, Leo Koziol, Candy Renae Fox • 4:08 • 2016 • Canada


The Genocide of the buffalo parallels the loss of Queer Indigenous and Two-Spirit knowledge. In this film a Buffalo Spirit transforms into a young women, and a ghost like apparition sings Maori songs and underscores the links between colonialism on Indigenous peoples across the globe.


Tama Huia (Huia Bird Boy)

Chris Wong, Leo Koziol, Howard Adler, Candy Renae Fox • 4:00 • 2017 • New Zealand


A transformative love story, reflecting the desire for the return of the sacred Huia bird, an extinct species in New Zealand.