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Reclamation

Description

Reclamation is a documentary-style imagining of a post-dystopic future in Canada after massive climate change, wars, pollution, and the after effects of the large scale colonial project which has now destroyed the land. When Indigenous people are left behind after a massive exodus by primarily privileged white settlers who have moved to Mars, the original inhabitants of this land cope by trying to restore and rehabilitate the beautiful planet they belong to.

Starring Lacey Hill, Cherish Violet Blood, and Elwood Jimmy, these three 2 Spirit people describe the reclamation projects they are a part of including community gardens, farms of abandoned cows, The Baby Club daycare, and educational projects. Tinged with bitterness at colonisation, these hopeful people are also wary of the possibility of the colonisers returning after all is cleaned up.

Director's filmography: Discretion (2021), Kwêskosîw (She Whistles) (2021), Medicine Bundle (2020), Less Lethal Fetishes (2019), Woman Dress (2019), Extractions (2019), Devout and Out: Susan (2019), Thirza Cuthand Is an Indian Within the Meaning of the Indian Act (2017), 2 Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com (2017), The Longform Lesbian Census (2017), 2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99 (2015), Just Dandy (2013), Boi Oh Boi (2012), Sight (2012), Homelands (2010), You Are A Lesbian Vampire (2008), Madness in Four Actions (2008), Love & Numbers (2004), Anhedonia (2001), Helpless Maiden Makes an “I” Statement (1999), Thirza Cuthand’s Through the Looking Glass (1999), Manipulation/Dictation (1999), Untouchable (1998), Earth Flesh (1997), Bisexual Wannabe (1997), Working Baby Dyke Theory (1997), Colonization: The Second Coming (1996), My Sister (1996), Lessons in Baby Dyke Theory (1995) 

Details

  • Director Thirza Cuthand
  • Country Canada
  • Year 2018
  • Duration 13 min

Programmes

The End (N/C 15+)

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