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Good Mythology

Short Films Block

Showtime: Fri, Feb 9th @ 12:50 PM

Synopsis: Culture is powerful, the very essence of who we are in community. These films embody a broad range of cultural creativity, while utilizing humor, everyday interactions, painful pasts, the power of the land and language, to show the essence of what it means to be Indigenous.

Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers in attendance.

How Did I Get Here?


A lone native american strangers roams an Earth that has been abandoned and a corporation took all the humans to space. A researcher, known as Seth Woods, retells his story of the surface after he crash lands on Ex-Terra, formerly known as Earth. The company is looking for a missing asset and they hope Seth has information.

Love Lessons in a Time of Settler Colonialism


Love Lessons in a Time of Settler Colonialism is a poem by Tanaya Winder, exploring the roots of colonization in the murdered and missing Indigenous womxn epidemic, while touching on our shared community histories of boarding schools.

Oswe' Ge: Our Land, Our River, Our Way


A short documentary that focuses on the water crisis within the First Nations community of Six Nations during the Covid-19 pandemic. In our documentary, we take a glimpse into the relationship between water and Indigenous peoples, the Canadian government's promise to First Nations peoples, and the accessibility to clean drinking water for community members.

Language Keepers


Ojibwe language activists in the Great Lakes region utilize technology to preserve and revitalize their Indigenous language.

Jonathan Thunder: Good Mythology


Filmmaker Sergio Rapu follows Anishinaabe artist Jonathan Thunder as he dives deep into the inspirations behind his surrealist paintings and animations. From the killing of an iconic American hero to critical perspectives of how indigenous people were portrayed in early children’s cartoons, Thunder’s art prompts viewers to take a critical look at our shared mythologies.