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Treaty Day Film Festival: block 1
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 10:00 AM
PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED UPON ENTRY. Masks are required, If you are unwell stay home.

Schedule:
Opening Song, Remarks, Land Acknowledgment
Joe Buffalo, Fast Horse (2 Short Films)
SOOYII/ Feature
Q&A

“Sooyii” tells the story of the 18th century introduction of smallpox brought by Spaniards on horseback, to the Indigenous peoples of the New World. It is a personal adventure documenting the devastating horror of the disease, and the power of the horse and its armor-clad riders. While the disease destroyed and turned village against village, the horse, called “Elk-Dog” and “Creature”, promised salvation to those who had never encountered a beast with such utility, strength and spirit. To the Native Americans, the Creature represented power and a chance to possibly master and destroy the raging disease.
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Feature film: Sooyii, Dir. Krisztian Kery, 85 min., Blackfeet and Shoshone Language with Subtitles
“Sooyii” tells the story of the 18th century introduction of smallpox brought by Spaniards on horseback, to the Indigenous peoples of the New World. It is a personal adventure documenting the devastating horror of the disease, and the power of the horse and its armor-clad riders. While the disease destroyed and turned village against village, the horse, called “Elk-Dog” and “Creature”, promised salvation to those who had never encountered a beast with such utility, strength and spirit. To the Native Americans, the Creature represented power and a chance to possibly master and destroy the raging disease.

“Sooyii” is a dramatic adventure built on the bones of history, told in human terms, against the magnificent Montana landscape. It is brought to life by a cast of Montana Blackfeet Native Americans whose ancestors lived the story they are enacting. “Sooyii” is a powerful narrative and a reminder that what we are coping with as a world, is truly ancient history.


Sooyii was developed in cooperation with the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, with a full cast of Indigenous actors, and several Blackfeet producers and crew members.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjuP8C-HwnM 


Short Film: "Joe Buffalo", Dir. Amar Chebib, 16 min. 
Joe Buffalo is an Indigenous skateboarding legend. He’s also a survivor of Canada’s notorious Indian Residential School system. Following a traumatic childhood and decades of addiction, Joe must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro. 


Short Film: "Fast Horse," Dir. Alexandra Lazarowich, 14 min.
FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow struggles to build a team with second-hand races and a new jockey, Cody BigTobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.



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