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
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Short
Jules Koostachin
Jules Koostachin
Jules Koostachin, Mahiigan Koostachin, Kenneth Chakasim, Asivak Koostachin
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «NiiSoTeWak» (17)

Roy C. avatar
Roy 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.

Virginia B. avatar
Virginia B.

Amazing story, Amazing acting by all, and Asivak Koostachin was indeed brilliant. A must see.

Ronald avatar

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

Dorothy avatar

Legendary Jules Koostachin are at their finest! A Solid Watch!

Tammy Carr avatar
Tammy Carr

Expected good, got Great! I thoroughly enjoyed this film The cast overall is perfectly assembled, especially the Asivak Koostachin

Diana H. avatar
Diana H.

Amazing movie! Each frame, each scene does not let you get bored

Jessica J. avatar
Jessica J.

Excellent story, actors, acting, action etc. make this a must see movie in my opinion. Mahiigan Koostachin, Jules Koostachin and other, all deliver the goods as you would expect. it's a REAL movie!

Mary avatar

Nice. Expect very much from the cast and director. And all expectations fulfilled.

Lauren avatar

This movie was really great in my opinion. Mahiigan Koostachin was the star of the movie, giving a heartfelt performance. Jules Koostachin was good too.