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)

Kelly Henderson avatar
Kelly Henderson

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.

Arthur D. avatar
Arthur D.

Exceptional in Every Way. One of the Best Films !

Kelly P. avatar
Kelly P.

This movie was actually quite good. I will watch it again in the near future to admire all the details.

Daniel avatar
Daniel

This movie is actually pretty darn great. Jules Koostachin made a really good movie.

Patrick avatar
Patrick

Asivak Koostachin is an amazing actor. Here he is just too over the top.

Howard J. avatar
Howard J.

This movie surprised me, it was really good. This is a movie worth watching!

Kenneth avatar
Kenneth

Just a joy from start to finish. Smart, sweet, engaging.

Teresa avatar
Teresa

10 out of 10, an incredible movie! Honestly, incredible film, do yourself a favour and see it as soon as it comes out.

Roger H. avatar
Roger H.

Can watch it 10 times and still see new things you missed. Jules Koostachin is a genius!

Debra C. avatar
Debra C.

Excellent cinematography! Excellent story! The acting by everyone is excellent! Kenneth Chakasim is great! Playing the role with curiosity and bravery. Jules Koostachin, looking very cool, plays just fine, giving the character a sweet and tender touch. The two have great chemistry.

Tiffany W. avatar
Tiffany W.

The movie has it all. Great actors, especially Jules Koostachin, a very, very, VERY great script and awesome story.