Both a requiem for and an honouring of Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, this short film deconstructs the layers of Canadian nationalism. In the process, it reverses the colonial lens by shifting the balance of power to reclaim the Canadian narrative, putting the enduring strength and resilience of Indigenous women at the forefront.
Michelle Latimer, a Métis/Algonquin filmmaker and performer who employs art as an instrument of change. Having studied both theatre and film studies at Concordia University, she’s distinguished herself as a director, actor and producer. Her many film credits include Rise, a documentary series on contemporary Indigenous activism, and Nimmikaage (She Dances for People), a beautifully crafted archive-based short made for the NFB’s Souvenir series. She produces work through her own company, Streel Films, and programs for Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE and other festivals.