|Directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers|
|Canada / Norway, 2019 (fiction, 105 minutes, colour, English)|
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"In an audacious act of heroism and kindness, Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers [...]) chooses to console a young woman she finds barefoot and sobbing in the streets. She soon discovers that Rosie (Violet Nelson) has just escaped an assault by her boyfriend. Compelled to take action, Áila chooses to bring Rosie into her home and, over the course of the evening, the two women explore the after-effect of this traumatic event. [...] Using 16mm and presenting their narrative in 'real time,' the filmmakers craft a delicate intimacy, which lends emotion to this remarkable story of two women's resilience, strength, and mutual support."
-- Ravi Srinivasan (source)
|Film Credits (partial):|
|Written by:||Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn|
|Produced by:||Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Alan R. Milligan, Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Yvonne Huff, Matthew Soraci, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn, Alan R. Milligan, Jason Delane Lee|
|Principal Cast:||Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Violet Nelson, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve|
|Film Editing:||Christian Siebenherz|
|Production Company:||Experimental Forest Films, Oslo Pictures, Violator Films, Tannhauser Gate|
"The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is beautiful in its tragedy, artistic in its truth and tells a story that has longed to be told for generations. It did indeed 'break the world open' by telling a story that many non-Indigenous have tried to silence for too long."
-- Vincent Schilling (source)