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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-17, 2017

The Stories We Share

Documentary Short, United States, 2017, 38 min, Color, Student Project (Michigan State University )

Audience Choice Award - Best Documentary Short

About the Film

With seven perspectives, all from the Ojibwe community, we╩╝re given a look at the struggles faced in reclaiming indigenous languages, and how storytelling can aid in the recovering of cultural practices that have been lost as a result of colonization and the continued losses emphasized by globalization.

Great Lakes connection:

The director was born and raised in MI. Almost all of the subjects were also born and raised in MI (many from the Sault).

Cast & Crew:

Director: Kaitlin Lenhard
Producer(s): Kaitlin Lenhard

Director Bio:

A member of the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians and a recent graduate of Michigan State University, Kaitlin makes her directorial debut with "The Stories We Share".

Director Statement:

Knowing that translations between languages leaves something to be desired, I am interested in the ways that the act of translation effects traditional storytelling practices within indigenous communities. This film was an exploration of that idea, but also of the ways in which film itself can work to heal the fractures caused by forced language removal and denial.

Buy Tickets

to the Shorts program Native American Voices


Sunday, September 17, 1:00pm
Soo Theatre

In the Native American Voices shorts program

Not rated
Documentary Short
38 min
Country of Origin: United States



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