Canada only; until March 13 at 11:59 pm.
Director: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Runtime: 124 minutes
Rating: suitable for most audiences; content advisory: substance abuse and overdose, childhood sexual abuse, residential schools, foster care, racism and racialized violence
A deeply affecting look at the impact of the opioid crisis on a First Nations community, this powerful doc is an acutely personal project for its creator: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. Tailfeathers is a Blackfoot and Sámi actor, producer and filmmaker who audiences may also know from her extraordinary performances in THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN and this year’s KCFF selection NIGHT RAIDERS. Looking for means to relieve the pain and suffering caused by substance abuse and the overdose epidemic in the Kainai First Nation, Tailfeathers connects with medical professionals, harm-reduction specialists and community members with substance-use disorder in the hopes of finding a way forward while addressing the traumas and inequities that have exacerbated the crisis.