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)

Ruth avatar
Ruth

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.

Beverly Russell avatar
Beverly Russell

Breath-taking, action packed and WOW!! We saw it twice, and would see it a dozen more times.

Jessica Howard avatar
Jessica Howard

Engrossing, Epic, Emotional. Those are the three E's that define this movie.

Patricia avatar
Patricia

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.

Amanda Robinson avatar
Amanda Robinson

Unreal, the direction and cinematography were excellent as was the cast.

Jason Shaw avatar
Jason Shaw

This movie fires on all cylinders! It was CRAZY! Kenneth Chakasim played his role with enthusiasm but Mahiigan Koostachin is...well.. Mahiigan Koostachin! It's definitely a Friday night flick

Peter V. avatar
Peter V.

It was perfect. Plain and simple.

Jonathan R. avatar
Jonathan R.

Very well written, balanced, and just an amazing film.

Kenneth avatar
Kenneth

OMG!!! the adrenaline is still pumping through me! Jules Koostachin I salute you!

Ashley G. avatar
Ashley G.

I can say that this Jules Koostachin masterpiece is one of my favorite films of all time! Everything in this film is absolutely beautiful.