Rainbow Reels: Two Spirit Shorts

Oct. 20, 6pm-8pm. Presented by Rainbow Reels.

Join Rainbow Reels for an evening of shorts with Two-Spirit Actors, filmmakers, and/or producers. This event is in collaboration with the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centres and the Indigenous Student Association.



2019 | USA | 14 mins

Dir. Ben-Alex Dupris

SWEETHEART DANCERS is a story about Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the ‘Sweetheart Dance.’ This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for men and women couples, until now.


2017 | Wikwemikong | 6 mins

Dir. Debbie S. Mishibinijima

Some young 2Spirit youth talk about living their lives and how colonial ideas of gender tend to be enforced by elders during ceremony.


2018 | CANADA | 9 mins

Dir. Evelyn Pakinewatik

Documenting the lives of loved ones during Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.


2018 | ANISHINAABE (USA) | 10 mins

Dir. Shane McSauby

A trans Anishinaabe man meets a young Anishinaabe woman who pushes him to reconnect with their culture. …The strength of Mino Bimaadiziwin lies in its simplicity: it’s a story of two people connecting in the process of reconnecting. The woman, Bangishimogikwe, represents a path forward, but Jim’s marginalization makes this a difficult choice—and he’s not entirely sure about her motives. This is a story about identity, beyond one’s physical appearance or gender, and the aspects of one’s self that are formed in one’s earliest years and experiences that some reject or lose touch with. Native traditions instill beauty and history, focussing on learning through community—it’s about people, not ideas, rooted in language. This is a lyrical and wonderfully honest film that takes small moments and imparts them with surprising resonance


*This event is a theatre rental and not presented by Princess Cinemas. Responsibility for this event, including the content of film, ticketing policies, etc, ultimately rests with the organizer.

Sun, Oct 20 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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