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KIMMAPIIYIPITSSINI: THE MEANING OF EMPATHY

Year 2021
Runtime 124 mins
Language English, Blackfoot
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
Showtimes
Sep 25
2:45 PM Eau Claire 3
Sep 26
9:00 AM Video On Demand

Filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN, CIFF 2019) turns her camera toward the Kainai First Nation in Alberta, crafting an intimate portrait of those who suffer the impacts of the opioid crisis and those who are working tirelessly to save them.

Thanks to intimate access to frontline workers (including the filmmaker's mother, Dr. Esther Tailfeathers), we witness the controversy surrounding new methods of harm reduction. We also meet individuals whose lives are in the throes of addiction and who are seeking a way out.

Both harrowing and inspirational, KIMMAPIIYIPITSSINI: THE MEANING OF EMPATHY is a compassionate look at a people who seek healing for the wounds caused by addiction and a long and protracted experience under colonialism.

Available online from Sunday, September 26 at 9 AM to Sunday, October 3 at 11:59 PM.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Hot Docs 2021, DOK.fest München 2021
Director
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Executive Producer
David Christensen
Producer
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, David Christensen, Lori Lozinski
Screenwriter
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Cinematographer
Patrick McLaughlin
Editor
Hans Olson
Music
Chandra Melting Tallow