The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Director: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sámi), Kathleen Hepburn Year: 2019 Run Time: 104min

Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding on an East Vancouver sidewalk when domestic violence forces one of them, a pregnant teen named Rosie (Violet Nelson), to flee her home.

Àila (Tailfeathers) swiftly offers her shelter, and as their intimate yet challenging encounter develops, the women weave a fragile bond, and must face their own unique struggles with the complexities of motherhood, class, race, and the ongoing legacy of colonialism.


Director(s):

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sámi), Kathleen Hepburn

Writer(s):

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sámi), Kathleen Hepburn

Producer(s):

Alan Milligan, Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski

Cast:

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sámi), Violet Nelson (Kwakwakaʼwakw)

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Closed Captioning:

EN CC

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon