M I N O   B I M A A D I Z I W I N

A love story about decolonization.

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"...The strength of Mino Bimaadiziwin lies in its simplicity: it’s a story of two people connecting in the process of reconnecting. The woman, Bangishimogikwe, represents a path forward, but Jim’s marginalization makes this a difficult choice—and he’s not entirely sure about her motives. This is a story about identity, beyond one’s physical appearance or gender, and the aspects of one’s self that are formed in one’s earliest years and experiences that some reject or lose touch with. Native traditions instill beauty and history, focussing on learning through community—it’s about people, not ideas, rooted in language. This is a lyrical and wonderfully honest film that takes small moments and imparts them with surprising resonance." -Vancouver International Film Festival review

written and directed by Shane mcsauby 

PRODUCED BY CARESE BARTLETT 

STARRING CLEO KEAHNA AND GRACE DOVE 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SHAANDIIN TOME 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: JENNY LASKO

EDITOR: BLACKHORSE LOWE

SOUND DESIGN: SARA JO TCHOZEWSKI

ORIGINAL SCORE: KAYLA BRIËT

Mino Bimaadiziwin was supported by the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program.

Official Selection

Vancouver International Film Festival - Official Selection

Traverse City Film Festival - Special Mention Award

ImagineNative Film Festival - Official Selection

LA Skins Fest - Nominated for Best Short Film

Santa Fe Film Festival -Official Selection

Māoriland Film Festival - Official Selection

Grand Rapids Film Festival - Official Selection

The Eclipse Awards -Nominated Best Director of a Short Film

The Eclipse Awards - Nominated Best Short Film

Indigenous Film Festival - Official Selection

Grand Rapids Film Festival - Official Selection

Grand Rapids Feminist Festival - Official Selection

HollyShorts Film Festival - Official Selection

Soo Film Festival - Official Selection

Red Nation International Film Festival - Nominated Best Short

American Indian Film Festival - Official Selection

Blow Up International Arthouse Film Festival - Official Selection

Indigenous International Film Festival - Official Selection

TIDE International Film Festival - Official Selection

BEHIND THE SCENES