2010 | United States | Fiction,Short

File Under Miscellaneous

  • English 7 mins
  • Director | Jeff Barnaby
  • Writer | Jeff Barnaby
  • Producer | John Christou

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A short film set in a dystopian future where Natives undergo gruesome surgery to fit into the dominant white culture.

A spiritually exhausted and destitute Mi'gMaq man has resolved to assimilate into the ruling culture: he visits a surgical clinic to undergo a procedure to rid himself of his red skin. The poem is adapted by Mi'gMaq director/writer Jeff Barnaby from the Pablo Neruda poem "Walking Around".

Won "Best Indigenous Film" at the Tulsa International Film Festival. Screened at Toronto International Film Festival, CFC's Worldwide Short Film Fest, Palm Springs International Shorts Fest, and numerous other festivals around the world.

Composers: Joe Barrucco, Jeff Barnaby 
Producers: John Christou, Prospector Films

See Jeff Barnaby's other film RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS - now available in the USA on Netflx, Amazon Prime, Fandor & VOD, in Canada on TMN, Movie Central, DVD, VOD and ON DEMAND - A TIFF Top Ten Film - CSA Nominated - Jutra Nominated - Best first feature @ VIFF - Awards from the Vancouver and Toronto film critic associations

sci-fi body identity dystopia future skin surgery indigenous