Exclusive screening: Kímmapiitssini – The Meaning of Empathy
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This film will be released soon.
To learn more about where the film may be playing near you, visit the National Film Board here.
The National Film Board is pleased to present a exclusive screening of Kímmapiitssini – The Meaning of Empathy to AHS staff and volunteers as part of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The National Film Board is offering 300 virtual links for AHS Staff and Volunteers to view this film online between Sept 27-29. Space is limited to 300 links. AHS staff and volunteers are invited to register here.
About the film:
Elle–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.
Learn more about the film and where it will be playing near you.
Thank you for taking part in the 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage you to continue to explore ways to put reconciliation into action.