The last series of shorts are ones either made in Yellowknife or across the Northern Territories.
And we have yet another film focusing on aboriginals reclaiming their culture. This time, we see a group of youths and elders travelling across the sub-arctic to Gotsokati; their sacred hunting site.
I didn’t see this one, so I was unable to review it.
In this seven minute documentary, an eleven year old boy with autism who has an interest in princesses. He loves princesses so much he has a drawer full of princess gowns he wears. Now, he’s channeled that into making his own dresses.
This is film celebrates the beauty of being yourself no matter how unconventional it is. There’s the beauty of seeing parents not only accept their son’s unconventional hobby, but also encourage him. It could be because it served as a means of communicating with Jack, just like how Disney movies helped Owen Suskind communicate with his family in Life, Animated. There’s beauty in seeing Jack’s happiness when watching an old Cinderella cartoon. The beauty cultivated in the enchanting scene of Jack in his self-made dress, twirling around ballerinas and other princesses.