ANIMATION | CANADA | 5 MINUTES | English, French, Ktunaxa

There are Hierarchies of Grief

Smokii Sumac reflects on the wisdom and strength of bereaved mothers, as he is faced with the grief of waking up to a changed world–the day after Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States.


Directed by Meky Ottawa

Meky is an Atikamekw from Manawan. As a multidisciplinary artist based in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), she works with video, illustration and installation. She has worked as an illustrator for Meshmag, Spirale, and for many issues of WIOT magazine. She has also contributed to productions by Rezolution Pictures, namely the film Rumble the Indians Who Rocked the World (2017). Her work has been shown in Mashteuiatsh, Nantes, and in Montréal, including the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts as part of the group exhibition Elles Autochtones (2017). Her animated films have been presented in Canada and internationally.


Meky Ottawa


Christa Couture, Michelle St. John


Smokii Sumac


Recipient of

Red Nation International Film Festival Nominee


March 1st – March 8th

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