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PIITA AAPASSKAAN

Year 2022
Runtime 17 mins
Language English

This short film is included in the following package(s): SHORTS: ALBERTA SPIRIT #1


Kyle Young Pine grew up skateboarding in Mohkinstsis (AKA Calgary, Alberta). The community and freedom he found through skateboarding shielded him from substance use at home, resulting from pervasive generational trauma. Still, Kyle struggles to find his true identity, having been raised in an urban setting far from the Blood Tribe lands.

When skateboarding stops working, Kyle turns to other means of coping, becoming introduced to Fancy Feather Dancing at a powwow. Kyle now uses the art form to express himself and educate others on the power of Blackfoot traditions.

Countries

Canada
Director
Brock Davis Mitchell
Producer
Kyle Young Pine, Brock Davis Mitchell
Cinematographer
Braden Dereniwski
Music
Northern Cree, The Halluci Nation
Cast
Kyle Young Pine, Dana Goulet Jr., Nevada Young Pine