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"With [Wapawekka, I was trying to address the tension that lies in the cultural gap from one generation to the next, where the old and new collide. My dad grew up on the land, hunting, trapping, speaking Cree as a first language and I live in Toronto and don't speak much Cree at all. The story is tragic on one hand but I also tried to convey a sense of promise—a beauty in the way that culture evolves. My shooting approach was inspired by neo-realist drama and cinema vérité documentary filmmaking. [...] I headed out with a small crew to my family's cabin and spent the week with my family. [...] The lead is my cousin Josh, a hip hop artist based in Saskatoon and the dad character is played by my own dad."
-- Danis Goulet

"NSI Online Short Film Festival Archive." National Screen Institute - Canada.