This moving and biographical film documents the healing journey of Jules Koostachin (Cree, Attawapiskat). In honour of resolving the harm done to her mother and her family through the Residential School System. Jules invites a first-generation Canadian of European descent to be her witness while she pursues the dream of dancing at a pow wow for the first time in a Jingle Dress.
The screening will be followed by an opportunity to connect with filmmaker James Buffin and Jules Koostachin.
James Buffin is a filmmaker from Toronto. All aspects of his work are intended to be starting points; a way of initiating conversations that generate action towards social goals that he believes in.
Educating the next generation of filmmakers is a passion for James. In addition to
producing online courses, he teaches anyone interested in understanding the tools, from primary school all the way to university and working professionals in the media industry.
James has been on the board of the Documentary Organization of Canada, is a
Members’ Advisory Committee member and instructor at Workman Arts (CAMH) and has written many articles for POV Magazine.
Born in Moose Factory Ontario, Jules Koostachin was raised by her Cree speaking grandparents in Moosonee, and also with her mother in Ottawa, a warrior of the Canadian Residential school system. Jules is a band member of Attawapiskat First Nation, the Ancestral lands of the MoshKeKo InNiNeWak. She currently resides in Vancouver where she is a PhD candidate with GRSJ at the University of British Columbia, and she will defend her thesis/dissertation MooNaHaTihKaaSiWew: Unearthing Spirit in 2020.