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)

Ralph avatar
Ralph

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.

Katherine Scott avatar
Katherine Scott

Wonderful acting, beautiful script. A must see!

Eugene Greene avatar
Eugene Greene

This movie is a gem screenplay, direction, music, acting in every department it scores 10 on 10.

Harry Hawkins avatar
Harry Hawkins

I really enjoyed the movie, it was just being what I expected.

Nancy Robinson avatar
Nancy Robinson

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

Thomas Meyer avatar
Thomas Meyer

Great all the way through

Angela avatar
Angela

This was a very entertaining Short movie. Definitely would recommend!

Philip avatar
Philip

Great movie! My heart was racing the whole movie! Good actors!

Timothy Bennett avatar
Timothy Bennett

It is a great story!!! Jules Koostachin and his crew obviously put a lot of time into the story.