Short Film Program 11: Embracing Loss

A large part of the human experience is learning how to deal with the multitude of ways we can experience and process grief. Whether the grief is deep and spiritual, steeped in love, cultural, physical, sudden or anticipated, learning to embrace loss is a life skill. Films included: Heart Like a Pow Wow, A Bear Named Jesus, Four Nights and a Fire, A Boy and His Loss, Grape Soda in the Parking Lot, I won’t remain alone, and Fast Eddie.

Each film in this program’s availability online depends on many factors beyond imagineNATIVE’s control.

Heart Like a Pow Wow (AVAILABLE Worldwide), A Bear Named Jesus (AVAILABLE Worldwide), A Boy and His Loss (AVAILABLE Worldwide), Grape Soda in the Parking Lot (AVAILABLE Worldwide), Fast Eddie (AVAILABLE Worldwide), I wont remain alone (NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE)



Oct 23 -29, 12:00 AM — , 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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.

Presented in Multiple Parts

Heart Like a Pow Wow

A beautifully poetic animated short illustrated by Chief Lady Bird and spoken by Tara Williamson, Heart Like a...
5 min | Chief Lady Bird | Canada | Canadian Premiere | English, French
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A Bear Named Jesus

What does it look like to be in the presence of someone who looks and sounds like a loved one but is unrecogni...
5 min | Terril Calder | Canada | Cree, English, French
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Four Nights and a Fire

A man’s spirit lingers, watching over his son as he processes his grief while keeping a sacred fire to light...
13 min | Alex Nystrom | USA | English
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A Boy and His Loss

A boy carrying the heavy burden of loss decides to join the dead in order to free himself of his grief until a...
7 min | Michelle Derosier | Canada | Toronto Premiere | English
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Grape Soda in the Parking Lot

This animated short paints a mosaic of Taqralik Patridge’s childhood memories and the loss of her grandmothe...
8 min | Megan Kyak-Monteith, Taqralik Partridge | Canada | English, French
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I won’t remain alone

An elderly couple struggles with the decision to donate their son’s organs while coming to terms with his im...
15 min | Yaser Talebi | Iran | Persian
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Fast Eddie

A film memorializing a man who lived his life to the fullest, shooting for one last adventure with the love an...
14 min | Keely Meechan | New Zealand | North American Premiere | English
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