distance is about reflecting on the past and thinking through the histories of displacement forced upon First Nations within the Vancouver area, histories that are directly tied to my family and their effects lingering through the generations. distance is not only an interpretation of physical distance but also distance in time and memory. The memories of these moments live within the land, our bodies and spirit. distance is a personal interpretation of the past, an imagining and sentiment to what it must have felt like to live through these forcible acts of genocide and to acknowledge and honour those I love and those affected.

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Presented as Part Of Program 8 – Mothership I

Beach Heart

Beach Heart is an animated love letter to the artist’s late mother, and to the sea, shoreline, and sky near ...
2 min | Glenn Gear | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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Ava Kuña, Aty Kuña; mulher indígena, mulher política (Ava Kuña, Aty Kuña; indigenous woman, political woman)

Ava Kuña, Aty Kuña; indigenous woman, political woman is a poetic approach to Brazilian indigenous women pol...
25 min | Fabiane Medina, Julia Zulian, Guilherme Sai | Portugese | English Subtitles
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Stories From Land Back Camp

On Indigenous peoples’ day a large tepee was erected in a busy, urban park close to O:se Kenhionhata:tie (Wi...
26 min | Erik O'Neill, Bangishimo, Amy Smoke
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Bill Reid Remembers

Bill Reid Remembers is a beautiful tribute from Alanis Obomsawin to her friend’s remarkable life and rich le...
24 min | Alanis Obomsawin | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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