World premiere of NSI IndigiDocs film pî-kiwîk (Come Home) at imagineNATIVE

Person on a boat in a lake - pî-kiwîk-(Come-Home)


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NSI IndigiDocs alumni Keisha Erwin from Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, celebrates the world premiere of pî-kiwîk (Come Home) at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival on October 19. The short documentary screens at 7 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 as part of the Queerdom shorts program sponsored by the National Screen Institute.

In this heartfelt film, produced through the NSI IndigiDocs training program, Keisha shares their transformative journey of reconnecting with their family and culture in Northern Saskatchewan, demonstrating the power of healing through reconnection.

pî-kiwîk also screens at the Santa Fe International Film Festival on October 22; American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco on November 6; and RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival in Los Angeles on November 8.

The following films by National Screen Institute alumni also screen at imagineNATIVE.

imagineNATIVE takes place October 17 to 22 in Toronto and October 23 to 29 online.

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NSI IndigiDocs 2021-23 was funded by Program Partners APTNManitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada (DGC); Strategic Sponsors documentary Channel, CBC Gem; Supporting Sponsors Telefilm Canada, A&E Networks; Provincial / Territorial Sponsors Creative BC through the Daryl Duke & William Vince Scholarship Fund, Creative Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA); Industry Partners the National Film Board of Canada, Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada, IATSE 856; Industry Supporters Entertainment Partners, Final Draft, imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts FestivalHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Documentary Organization of Canada; Service Sponsors Line 21 MediaiSplice Films. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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