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Episode 18 features Baljit Sangra in conversation with Am Johal and Maria Cecilia Saba.
Date created: 2019-06-04
Episode 21 of Below the Radar features activist and filmmaker Astra Taylor in conversation with Am Johal.
Date created: 2019-07-22
On Episode 40 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews John Walker
Date created: 2020-03-03
Recording of panel discussion for the film screening on The Spirit Has No Colour. Panel includes Jerry Adams and Rick Lavallee, moderated by Nathan Edelson.
Date created: 2019-11-01
Blackfoot and Sámi writer, actor,producer and director, Elle–Máijá Tailfeathers joins host Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar to talk about her latest film Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy. Together they discussed how Tailfeathers created the feature documentary film, which takes place in her community of Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta, and look at the impacts of the drug-poisoning epidemic over a period of four years in that community.Elle–Máijá shares her own process of narrative sovereignty as an Indigenous filmmaker, a process rooted in conversation, deep listening, accountability and that is also respectful of community protocols. She also talks about how she implemented the Blackfoot concept of Kímmapiiyipitssini, working from a place of empathy, love and understanding, to her practice and how her previous works influenced this film. Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of EmpathyElle–Máijá Tailfeathers' film witnesses radical and profound change in her community. Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy is an intimate portrait of survival, love and the collective work of healing in the Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta, a Blackfoot community facing the impacts of substance use and a drug-poisoning epidemic.Community members active in addiction and recovery, first responders and medical professionals implement harm reduction to save lives. This work is contextualized within the historical and contemporary impacts of settler colonialism; Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy draws a connecting line between the effects of colonial violence on Blackfoot land and people and the ongoing substance-use crisis.Held in love and hope for the future, Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy asks the audience to be a part of this remarkable change with the community.Resources:— Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy— Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers — Hotdocs Film Festival- Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy— c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city— Mavericks, Season 2, Episode: Dr. Esther Tailfeathers: Blood Reserve
Date created: 2021-04-27