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)

Jerry avatar
Jerry

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.

Joe Jimenez avatar
Joe Jimenez

Jules Koostachin was a director who meticulously thought about the look of every frame of his movies.

Megan F. avatar
Megan F.

I was entertained. This movie is simply a well structured, interesting and remarkably smart movie.

Tyler avatar
Tyler

great from start to finish

Jean Thompson avatar
Jean Thompson

One of the greatest films ever made. Please do not watch it on TV because Jules Koostachin tuned the editing in such a precise way that simply pausing for a commercial break can literally affect the way your brain processes this masterpiece.

Frank Taylor avatar
Frank Taylor

Well thought out Short and story line. I'll watch it again.

Julie Carroll avatar
Julie Carroll

There are so many things I'd like to say about this film - I could write a dissertation!

Rachel avatar
Rachel

The character of Kenneth Chakasim is very interesting. I like him so much.

Rose avatar
Rose

Amazing story with great acting! A must see for Jules Koostachin fans!

Ashley Larson avatar
Ashley Larson

I'm sure as hell glad I saw this movie! Definitely surprised me!

Howard H. avatar
Howard H.

One of the best Documentary movies I have seen in a while. It's way underrated!!! I can't believe I did not it sooner.

Christine Hunt avatar
Christine Hunt

Absolutely breathtaking and a fantastic way to make a movie interesting.