Program 9 – Mothership II

Indigenous food sovereignty and seed rematriation are intimately and inextricably tied to the LANDBACK movement. The films in this program critique and call out the ways in which settler-colonialism impacted our relationship with traditional foodways and call for us to honour our plant and animal relations that sustain us.

Virtual Availability:
Chatham Islanders – Worldwide
lii bufloo aen loo kishkishiw (buffalo wolf memory) – Worldwide
Lyed Corn with Ash (Wa’kenenhstóhare’) – Worldwide
Our Ways – Worldwide
Pili Ka Moʻo – North America Only
Salmon Reflection – Worldwide
Seed Mother: Coming Home – Worldwide
The Politics of Toheroa Soup – Canada Only

The in-person screening of this film is a part of our Free Friday programming.

Tickets to Free Friday Screenings are free and can only be obtained in person on the Friday between 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the imagineNATIVE Box Office located at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tickets are subject to availability, even to package holders, so make sure to book your tickets early! We have limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety restrictions in most venues. We appreciate your understanding.

Virtual Ticket

HST EXEMPTION: For Status card holders, please email if you wish to use your Status card to purchase packages or tickets online. Otherwise, you can visit the imagineNATIVE Box Office in person starting October 18 and present your Status card when purchasing tickets or packages.

Playing as part of this program

Lyed Corn with Ash (Wa’kenenhstóhare’)

Made completely in Kanien’kéha, an endangered language, discover this traditional process of washing or pro...
2 min | Candace Maracle
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Seed Mother: Coming Home

“Seed Mother: Coming Home” is a poetic embodiment of the Indigenous Seed Rematration movement. Across Turt...
7 min | Rowen White, Mateo Hinojosa
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lii bufloo aen loo kishkishiw (buffalo wolf memory)

lii bufloo aen loo kishkishiw (buffalo wolf memory) honours the memory of the “buffalo wolves,” al...
5 min | Dianne Ouellette
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Our Ways

Four (4) badass Indians embark on a moose hide tanning journey in the urban jungle. As their worldviews intert...
9 min | Amanda Lickers (Seneca), Autumn Angelique Godwin (Cree)
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Chatham Islanders

Rēkohu / Chatham Island / Wharekauri. Three peoples one land. The Chatham Island archipelago is 45 minutes ah...
26 min | Kathleen Mantel | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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Salmon Reflection

Salmon are the lifeblood of the communities they feed and support. Salmon Reflection provides a portal into an...
4 min | Anna Hoover
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The Politics of Toheroa Soup

The Politics of Toheroa Soup is Tiana Trego Hall’s personal story of her whānau and their traditional kai, ...
9 min | Tiana Trego Hall
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Pili Ka Moʻo

The Fukumitsu ʻOhana (family) of Hakipuʻu are Native Hawaiian taro farmers and keepers of this generational ...
14 min | Justyn Ah Chong
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