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)

Charles C. avatar
Charles C.

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.

Jacob avatar
Jacob

OMG!!! This movie cannot be simply described in words. Go see this movie guys. Your mind will be blown. I've already seen this movie and looking forward to see it again.

Diana Sims avatar
Diana Sims

The story was magnificent! Once again, Jules Koostachin have proved their prowess in making excellent films.

Kevin H. avatar
Kevin H.

Great writing, great pacing, great story telling, and a perfect ending

Jeremy avatar
Jeremy

Love the movie it was a great watch I will be watching it again

Grace L. avatar
Grace L.

Really good Documentary movie with a good cast!

Christina Estrada avatar
Christina Estrada

Director Jules Koostachin, directed this movie so BRILLIANTLY, that there are NO flaws.

Billy avatar
Billy

Anything Kenneth Chakasim does (unless mushy-mushy-kiss-kiss garbage) is, without question, Academy Award worthy. He is an actor who is only matched. Asivak Koostachin definitely badass! All in all, they all did a fine job.