Monday, 20 May 2019
featured Racism Weekend Video

Weekend video: Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down)

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This weekend’s weekend video is Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down), by Mi’kmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby.

It’s a five minute collage of reworked material in the National Film Board Collection, and its theme is the violent destruction of indigenous identity in Canada by white settler culture. It’s quite terrifying to watch.

Music is by Tanya Tagaq.

The video is posted on the National Film Board website, which means I can’t embed it, you have to navigate there through this link.   

Barnaby is best known as the writer-director of Rhymes of Young Ghouls, a wild and joyful movie about a residential school, shown here at the Atlantic Film Festival a couple of years ago. I don’t think I will ever forget its fantastic revenge scene.  

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