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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

  Kathleen Hepburn & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

  Canada      2019    


Áila encounters Rosie on a rainy Vancouver street—pregnant, barefoot, sobbing and fleeing domestic abuse. Compelled to help her, she offers her home as refuge. Over the course of a single day, the two connect, unpack Rosie’s traumas, and form an intimate bond. Shot in “real time” with an eye for delicate detail, this tender drama explores ideas of motherhood, self-care, and the drastically different lives of two Indigenous women.

  105 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-person Screening

Wed, Jun 26 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago History Museum

Tickets available Monday, June 17.

Post-screening discussion led by Samantha Garcia, Co-Director, First Nations Film and Video Festival.



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