System Of Supremacy
System Of Supremacy
The archaic structures of white hegemony continue to reign through inequality, injustice, and vigilante violence. But a rumble can be heard on the horizon. In the wake of a mutiny, the anxiety over shifting powers is at a fever pitch. The system will not yield without a fight, but the oppressed and their allies are too eager to stop now.
“MEET ME AT THE UNDERPASS, REBELLION IS ON HER WAY.”
— LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPON
Nimmikaage (She Dances For People)
Directed by Michelle Latimer
3 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • CANADA
Both a requiem for and an honouring of Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, this short film deconstructs the layers of Canadian nationalism. In the process, it reverses the colonial lens by shifting the balance of power to reclaim the Canadian narrative, putting the enduring strength and resilience of Indigenous women at the forefront.
The Ambassador’s Wife
Directed by Theresa Traore Dahlberg
14 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • SWEDEN
We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to survive her seemingly privileged life surrounded by workers. This film raises questions about power structures, class, intersectionality, post colonialism and feminism in a poetic, subtle and seductive way.
Directed by Kelly Sears
3 MIN 19 SEC • EXPERIMENTAL • UNITED STATES
A version of how the following year can unfold, put into motion before the confirmation vote occurs.
Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)
Directed by Amanda Strong
19 MINS • ANIMATION • UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY
Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shape-shifter and friend known as Sabe, Biidaaban sets out on a mission to reclaim the ceremonial harvesting of sap from maple trees in an unwelcoming suburban neighbourhood in Ontario.
Directed by Soda_Jerk
50 MINS • FANTASY • AUSTRALIA
TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. It works entirely within and against the official archive, in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.