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)

Alice H. avatar
Alice H.

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.

Samantha B. avatar
Samantha B.

Asivak Koostachin acting performance was exceptional!

Paul Palmer avatar
Paul Palmer

Acting was on point, plot was on point, twist at the end blew me away! Cannot recommend enough! GO SEE THIS FILM!

Brittany Alexander avatar
Brittany Alexander

I loved this movie! It was refreshing!

Aaron C. avatar
Aaron C.

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

Jason avatar
Jason

Brilliant underrated Short film!

David avatar
David

This movie is a ride that needs to be experienced! Mahiigan Koostachin at his peak here. He leads the narrative with a forceful performance. Strongly Recommended!

Patricia Bishop avatar
Patricia Bishop

I'm pretty sure Jules Koostachin and Asivak Koostachin's breath-taking performance on their talking scene made SOME people cry! They are beautiful, they are convincing, they are talented, they perform stunningly and they CAN act. It was true pleasure to watch this film

Helen Jacobs avatar
Helen Jacobs

Not much of a Jules Koostachin fan but he played movie very good. The film was very good.

Alice avatar
Alice

Such a crazy idea, thought, invention, creativity that blows our mind beyond conscious level.

Douglas Chen avatar
Douglas Chen

looooooved this movie