Shorts09 - Indigenous knowledge (2021)

  • Shorts Collection
  • 1h 17m


Teaching the next generation

The Hands of an Elder | 2020 | 5 min.

Director: Dinah Sam

The importance of Cree culture in an ever-changing world, explored through the practice of snow-shoe making.

Competing for the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize

The Last Bonesetter | 2019 | 27 min.

Director: Adam Booher

80-year-old Don Felipe is one of the last “hueseros”, or bonesetters, serving his large Andean hamlet. Medical anthropologist Kathryn Oths returns to see him 25 years after her first fieldwork in the area, and she encourages him to share his traditional knowledge with doctors and others in the community.

Competing for the RAI & Marsh Short Film Prize

Kassinu (all) | 2020 | 4 min.

Director: Uapukun Mestokosho

Focussing on a man on a hunger strike campaign to send an urgent message about environmental and indigenous issues in Canada, this young woman filmmaker finds pride in her Innu heritage.

Competing for the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize

In Aiye’s Garden | 2019 | 41 min.

Director: Eyob Defersha

Enset is a plant and a very important local food source that is uniquely cultivated in Ethiopia. The film focuses on Aye, the filmmaker’s grandmother, in the Gamo Highlands of southern Ethiopia, where women are the main cultivators. She shares her knowledge and shows how it is possible to produce good organic food by using simple farming tools and natural fertilizers.

Competing for the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize

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Canada, Peru, Ethiopia