Maɬni + Q&A

Land as ceremony, the body as memory and language as futurity. Małni is a poetic journey revealing notions of circular wayfinding within Chinookan origins stories. This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier as they contemplate separately the fluidity around afterlife, rebirth and the space between. The cadence of Hopinka’s visuals and the presence of the Chinuk Wawa language fill the screen turning the viewer towards the story, inwards. The narrative speaks to gestures and actions that speak to active participation and collective responsibility from the positions of self to the collective.
Director: Sky Hopinka – Ho-Chunk Nation
USA | 2020 | 80 min
Chinuk Wawa/English | Documentary Feature
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) is an artist, filmmaker, cofounder of COUSIN Collective and an educator. His video, photo and text work centres around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape and designs of language as containers of culture, through personal, documentary and non-fiction forms of media.
Live Q&A
October 22nd – 3:00PM

Access Available: Ontario
Content Warning: None

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