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Another Word For Learning - Distribution



Cinema Politica is proud to be the Canadian distributor of Jadis M. Dumas's documentary ANOTHER WORD FOR LEARNING, an inspiring story of cultural resilience and family bonds, and a nuanced critique of Canada's colonial educational institutions.



Director: Jadis M. Dumas
Running time: 73 Minutes
Languages: English
Release: Fall 2019

In this inspiring story of cultural resilience and family bonds, Aisha, an Indigenous girl living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, navigates the pressures of conforming to a colonial education systems. Her personal desires and cultural heritage compel her to learn outside of imposed state structures. Clever, creative and fierce, the Kwakwaka'wakw girl pulls no punches as she critiques the colonial institutions that seek to fit her into a box she finds un-relatable and unjust at the core. Supported by her community leader and residential school survivor mother Gunargie, Aisha has ambitions to explore other alternative modes of learning while asserting her Indigenous sense of identity and knowledge. ANOTHER WORD FOR LEARNING is at once a thoughtful portrayal of a compellingly outspoken young protagonist and her relationship to her mother, and also a film that offers a nuanced, yet critical view of one of Canada's principle colonial institutions, where so many learn precisely what it means to be "Canadian".


Jadis Mariette Dumas is a multidisciplinary artist working for over 7 years as an independent filmmaker and editor, specializing in documentary and video art. Primarily self-taught, she also completed Capilano University's Documentary Film Programme. Since then she has been a videographer and editor on various films being shown through international festivals, and is excited to be sharing her first feature film on decolonizing education, premièring at Montreal's RIDM this year. She is passionate about producing honest and beautiful storytelling through film which inspires social justice engagement.


To obtain an educational or institutional license for ANOTHER WORD FOR LEARNING for an institution anywhere in North America, click here and fill in the educational request form.


To book ANOTHER WORD FOR LEARNING for a film festival, a grassroots screening or a community event, simply follow this link to our online booking form, or scroll to the bottom of this page where you'll find the form. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.



- Dec 19, 2020, Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (Online)

- Sep 18 - 27, 2020, Northwest Film Forum (Online)

- Jun 18 - 26, 2020, DOXA International Film Festival (Online)

Montreal, QC
- Nov 17, 2019, 1:15pm, Cinema Du Parc (3575 Park Avenue)
- Nov 15, 2019, 8:45pm, Cinema Du Parc (3575 Park Avenue)


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