Two Spirit Shorts Screening
Princess Twin Cinemas
46 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2W8, Canada
Join us for an evening of shorts with Two-Spirit Actors, filmmakers, and/or producers. This event is in collaboration with the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centres and the Indigenous Student Association.
2019 | USA | 14 mins
Director: Ben-Alex Dupris
SWEETHEART DANCERS is a story about Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the 'Sweetheart Dance.' This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for men and women couples, until now.
NIISH MANIDOOWAG (TWO SPIRITED BEINGS)
2017 | Wikwemikong | 6 mins
Director: Debbie S. Mishibinijima
Some young 2Spirit youth talk about living their lives and how colonial ideas of gender tend to be enforced by elders during the ceremony. Really cute piece.
EMERGE: STONE BRAIDS
2018 | CANADA | 9 mins
Director: Evelyn Pakinewatik
Documenting the lives of loved ones during Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.
THE PROMISE OF PIHA
2015 | New Zealand |16 mins
Director: Hanelle Haris
The Promise of Piha is a short starring Frankie Adams, Katerina Fatupaito, and Maile Finau. A young Samoan man has been chosen as the next leader of his community, but first he must confess his true desire.
2018 | ANISHINAABE (USA) | 10 mins
Director: Shane McSauby
A trans Anishinaabe man meets a young Anishinaabe woman who pushes him to reconnect with their culture. This is a lyrical and wonderfully honest film that takes small moments and imparts them with surprising resonance.
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