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Reclamation

Thirza Jean Cuthand / Canada / 2018 / 13 ' / English

Credits

Cast: Elwood Jimmy, Cherish Blood, Lacey Hill, Thirza Cuthand

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival 2018

Upcoming Screenings

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After white people have left Earth for Mars, Indigenous people talk about their work reclaiming the land & restoring the health of the planet & their communities.

Synopsis

“Reclamation” is a documentary-style imagining of a post-dystopic future in Canada after massive climate change, wars, pollution, and the after effects of the large scale colonial project which has now destroyed the land. When Indigenous people are left behind after a massive exodus by primarily privileged White settlers who have moved to Mars, the original inhabitants of this land cope by trying to restore and rehabilitate the beautiful country they feel they belong to. Complicated by the need to look after southern climate refugees, this Post-Dystopic society struggles to reinvent itself as a more healthy community, with opportunities for healing from shared trauma, and using traditional Indigenous scientific knowledge to reclaim Canada environmentally.

Indigenous people demonstrate the jobs they are doing to heal Canada, the Earth, and themselves, like clean water projects, gathering litter, disposing safely of hazardous wastes, planting trees, conducting healing circles and ceremonies, playing together, and having discussions about what it feels like to be left behind on what was seen by White settlers as a dying, disposable, planet.

 

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