TELUS STORYHIVE film Walking With Plants world premiere at Hot Docs

Walking With Plants

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Walking With Plants, produced through the TELUS STORYHIVE – Documentary Edition in 2019, will make its world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2021.

Walking With Plants follows Leigh Joseph, a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Nation ethnobotanist. She grew up away from her traditional territory of Squamish, British Columbia but in coming to a deeper understanding of her identity as a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh woman, felt called to move her family home.

As she navigates walking between academic and cultural worlds, she contemplates her relationship with plants and their role as teachers. On the land where her ancestors have harvested since time beyond memory, her life purpose is awakened.

The film, co-directed by Leigh Joseph and Trevor Dixon Bennett, will premiere at Hot Docs starting April 29. Get your tickets now!

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