Still from Sayachapis
Still from Sayachapis
 

Sayachapis

by Mar Y Sol
A man whom the residential schools did not succeed in destroying has a long memory. And he never minces his words.
2014  ·  21m  ·  Canada
English
About the Film
Named “52” for ten years, Sayachapis now lives alone on Indian Island, a small island off grid off the coast of Vancouver Island. A residential school survivor, he remembers vividly the hard labor, starvation, rape, broken bones and unimaginable horrors from the years gone by. “I am still alive, I am still ok.”
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Festivals and Awards
2014
Présence Autochtone, Best Short Film
2014
Présence Autochtone, The Young Hope Mainfilm Award
2014
American Indian Film Festival, Official Selection
2014
Moonrise Film Festival, Official Selection
2014
Optic Main Film , Official Selection
2014
Vancouver short film festival, Official Selection
2014
Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, Official Selection
2014
Random Film Festival Pologne, Official Selection
2015
Festival Film sur l'environnement de Portneuf, Official Selection
About the Director

Mar Y Sol

Mar Y Sol
Mar Y Sol

Born in Quebec, Mar Y Sol travelled several years before embarking on documentary filmmaking studies at Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. During her studies she directed several short films, many times screened publicly. In 2014, she made her debut documentary, SAYACHAPIS, which has been selected in eight festivals so far, where it has earned four awards. Official videographer for rower Mylène Paquette in 2013 and Présence Autochtone festival in 2014, Mar Y Sol continues her passion for documentary filmmaking.

 

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