The Hands of an Elder

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Shorts: Documentaries
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14, 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27, 2021 11:59 PM

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Shorts
Women & Film
Women Directors
Indigenous Voices
Release Year:2020
Runtime:5 min
Director:Dinah Sam
Cinematographer:Dinah Sam
Screenwriter:Dinah Sam
Editor:Dinah Sam
Emmet Walsh
Principal Cast:Tori Crowe
Harry House
Dwayne Cox
Solomon Bobbish
Patrick Sealhunter
Fawn Iserhoff
Christina Sam
Connie Bearskin
Charlotte Bearskin


The importance of Cree culture in an ever-changing world.

Director Biography

Dinah SamDinah Sam is an artist from the Cree community of Chisasibi in the James Bay region of Quebec. She is passionate about her Cree traditions and her art. She enjoys spending time at camp, hunting, fishing and being outdoors but also sowing and making things with hides and pelts.

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