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Halq'emalem with English subtitles

Based on the children's book Shi-shi-etko by Nicola Campbell, this beautiful story follows a young Aboriginal girl on the last four days before she is taken to residential school.

Each day of these days she spends with a different family member-her mother, her father and her Yayah (grandmother). Knowing what's in store, each of them reminds her of the beauty of her culture, who she is and, most importantly, to never forget.

Award(s): Best Canadian Short Drama, ImagineNative; Best Short Drama, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival


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Photo credit: Asad Masede

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