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Regina Selects - Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy
Date and time
RPL Film Theatre
2311 12th Avenue
Offered in English.
Free Admission | Wednesday October 5 - 7:00 PM CST | Canada | 2021 | 125min | STC | Directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Introduced by Louise BigEagle
Stream this film for free any time, any day with your RPL library card on NFB. https://www.nfb.ca/film/kimmapiiyipitssini-the-meaning-of-empathy/
Follow filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers as she creates an intimate portrait of her community and the impacts of the substance use and overdose epidemic. Witness the change brought by community members with substance-use disorder, first responders and medical professionals as they strive for harm reduction in the Kainai First Nation.
Introduction by Louise BigEagle: I chose this film because society is getting ravaged by drug addiction, especially meth, it’s separating loved ones and creating rifts in communities. The residential school systems have had a lasting effect on Indigenous communities and its traumas will never be forgetten, some tend to try erase those memories by alcohol and drugs, creating addictions that last for years and have stripped people from their indigenous identity.
Louise BigEagle is a nakota/cree from ocean man First Nations, currently residing in Regina, Sk. They are a filmmaker and writer who’s interests are indigenous storytelling. Louise is Programming and Mentorship Coordinator at Saskatchewan Film Pool.
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