La Llorona
Jayro Bustamante | 2019
Guatemala | 97 min | 15+ years | Mayan-Ixil, Mayan-Kaqchikel, Spanish with English subtitles | Subtitles

A stunning piece of political horror and magical realism, La Llorona reimagines the weeping woman as an avenger for the crimes committed against Indigenous peoples in Guatemala.

The Roots Weaver
Fernando Saldivia Yáñez | 2020
Chile | 16 min | 5+ years | No dialogue | Closed Captions

Screened as part of TOAFF21

A poetic observation of the indigenous Yaghan art of grass-weaving as developed in Chile, The Roots Weaver embeds this intergenerational process into the aural and visual textures that sustain it. […]

The Fourfold
Alisi Telengut | 2020
Canada | 12 min | 8+ years | Mongolian with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Screened as part of TOAFF21

Against the backdrop of the climate emergency, this gorgeous exploration of indigenous worldview and wisdom draws on ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia.

Sky Aelans
Georgianna Lepping, Jeremy Gwao, Regina Lepping, Zahiyd Namo, Junior Patrick Makau, Manner Lévo, Neil Nuia, Daniel Kakadi, Edward Manuga | 2019
Solomon Islands, United States | 6 min | 8+ years | Solomon Pijin with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Screened as part of TOAFF21

A celebration of the bond between the communities of the Solomon Islands’ last untouched rainforest, as they claim their rights as the last guardians of the Sky Aelans – the sacred, high mountain forests.