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October 23, 2019 - October 27, 2019

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Hosted by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival


350 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

October 23 at 5:45 PM
October 27 at 10:45 AM

Two Indigenous women, unknown to each other, and from very different backgrounds, meet by chance. Áila is middle class, university educated and light skinned. Rosie is eighteen years old, poor, and has just been assaulted by her boyfriend. When Áila sees Rosie crying barefoot in the street, she makes the decision to help her. What follows is a complicated extended conversation between these two women as they navigate their similarities, differences and shifting power dynamics. Tense and affecting, the film employs long takes and masterfully executed handheld cinematography to unveil a story in real-time, a story that at its core is a testament to the resiliency of Indigenous women.

More information and tickets

Open captioned screening on October 27. All screenings are closed captioned. Wheelchair accessible venue. Service animals welcome. A “Lobby Pass” will be available at Guest Services Desk at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which provides early entrance into the cinema. The Lobby Pass is also available to Elders. More accessibility information is available on the imagineNATIVE website.