Directed by Taina Da Silva & Becca Redden ∙ 2018 ∙ Canada ∙ 16'
Two young warrior siblings, Vim and Hax, are living in a post-apocalyptic world caused by climate change. For 150 years, the air has not been breathable for humans. As such, their whole community lives in high tech homes to keep them alive, and must wear helmets to venture outdoors. But it hasn’t stopped them from surviving; for years, they have worked to heal the earth, held onto their traditions, and kept their community together.
The culmination of centuries of resilience comes together at a community ceremony that everyone is anticipating. Vim and Hax take this opportunity to make a film about their community during a historic time. The audience follows them as they weave a story of their home, and reveal bit by bit what life is like in this new world. From interviews with elders about how people lived in the past, to hunting and trapping, to their friends, who share their hopes and dreams for the future, we watch Vim and Hax meet with multiple generations, hear people’s fears, and attend the ceremony that will show the world an intimate view of a changing world. Segment by segment, the audience catches a glimpse of those who survives catastrophe.
The land they live on has no government and no borders. They speak their own language freely. They are a community built out of love and resilience. This story prioritizes a future built on indigenous struggle, leadership, and resistance, as well as the environmental leadership of a community that didn’t just fight climate change, but worked along side of it as heroes, never losing sight of themselves.
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