NiiSoTeWak

NiiSoTeWak

NiiSoTeWak is a short starring Kenneth Chakasim, Asivak Koostachin, and Jules Koostachin. NiiSoTeWak means "walking the path together." Tapwewin and Pawaken are 10-year-old brothers trying to make sense of the world, their family...

Running Time
16 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Short
Director
Jules Koostachin
Writer
Jules Koostachin
Actors
Jules Koostachin, Mahiigan Koostachin, Kenneth Chakasim, Asivak Koostachin
Country
Canada
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «NiiSoTeWak» (17)

Christopher E. avatar
Christopher E.

NiiSoTeWak means "walking the path together." Tapwewin and Pawaken are 10-year-old brothers trying to make sense of the world, their family and each other. They're already grappling with some heady questions about identity. What does it mean to be a twin? What does it mean to be Cree? How do you define yourself when you're forever linked to someone else? The twins discuss these questions with their two elder brothers - 22-year-old actor Asivak and 20-year-old basketball player Mahiigan - and their parents, Jules and Jake. The twins' ancestry is rooted in Attawapiskat First Nation, Moshkekowok territory, yet they've lived most of their lives in urban centers. Their Cree identity is informed by their parents' and grandparents' cultural experiences. Like many First Nations youth today, the twins are caught between contemporary and traditional worldviews, experiencing the shift between rural and urban settings. NiiSoTeWak is an honest and raw glimpse of what it is like to be a twin and the reality of being a Cree twin in unfamiliar territory - unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, to be exact. In this short documentary film, Tapwewin and Pawaken explore the significance of their names and the stories behind them, including the challenge of having to sustain the significance of cultural ways away from their home territory.

Terry Payne avatar
Terry Payne

Wow This movie is fantastic in any aspect. I had been excited a week before I even saw this masterpiece in movie theater. Things that made me wanna see it: Kenneth Chakasim in a good guy role and Mahiigan Koostachin coz I love all his movies.

Arthur avatar
Arthur

A movie of the highest order! Directed by Jules Koostachin has outdone himself. This is seriously his best film to date.

Hannah avatar
Hannah

A good story line, a brilliant roles played by a collection of lovely actors & actresses, a good filming!

Nathan avatar
Nathan

Such a great documentary movie!!

Grace avatar
Grace

This film was well constructed in every aspect of the story, great movie.

Carl W. avatar
Carl W.

Quite possibly one of my favorite movies in the past decade. I would definitely watch this again.

Craig avatar
Craig

OMG Wow well what a film officially my new favorite film, which has surpassed other. This film have everything you want out of a Short movie.

Phillip Hoffman avatar
Phillip Hoffman

Kenneth Chakasim doesn't do bad movies. Always fun to watch

Melissa O. avatar
Melissa O.

I've lost count of the number of times I have seen this movie, but it is more than 20.

Doris N. avatar
Doris N.

Great movie. Seriously, stop reading reviews and go watch it!

Theresa O. avatar
Theresa O.

How movies are supposed to end!!