The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

An intricately complex, while at the same time very simple, story of a chance encounter between two Indigenous women with drastically different lived experience. When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain, she discovers that this woman has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Over the course of an evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event.

“In keeping with the subtle provocation of the title (taken from First Nations poet Billy-Ray Belcourt), [this film] offers a daring kind of storytelling—one that asks us to notice what, and who, we’ve been taught to ignore.” -Ken Eisner, The Georgia Straight


105 mins
Directors: Elle-Maija TailfeathersKathleen Hepburn

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