VIFF to screen RAVEN’s Heiltsuk film at Pacific Cinemateque October 8
This special screening features two films that delve into Indigenous Nations’ relationships with the respective lands they call home. In Raven People Rising (dir. Andrea Palframan), we learn of the ancestral teachings that powerfully connect the Heiltsuk Nation to the Great Bear Rainforest. Meanwhile, When the Tide Goes Out(dir. Eliot Galan) examines how food sovereignty is at the heart of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s cultural reclamation and the environmental restoration of their traditional territory.
Director: Andrea Palframan / BC, 2018, 36 min.
The Heiltsuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. When the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground in their Great Bear Rainforest home, the Heiltsuk took to the courts. Witness how, in the wake of the devastating spill, the Heiltsuk are working to enshrine Indigenous governance of their homelands and waters into law.
Director: Eliot Galán / BC, 2018, 30 min.
Food sovereignty is at the heart of this story of cultural reclamation, told by Indigenous elders and youth, as they work to restore the environment of their traditional Tsleil-Waututh territory.