Role: CO-EDITOR, STORY CONSULTANT, TRAILER EDITOR
2017, Feature Length Documentary
Journeys to Adäka is the story of seven indigenous artists who look to the past for the strength to overcome a legacy of hurt, becoming cultural giants and leaders in the process. This one-hour documentary follows its subjects as they prepare for the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon, inviting viewers into carving sheds, kitchens, and community halls.
I adored working with Teresa and Fritz on their first feature documentary. It was a life-changing experience to learn about these Yukon First Nations stories and be a part of the love and care these two pour into their community. Offering beautiful cinematography, dedicated sensitivity to their characters and a uniquely Northern storytelling voice, this film is a healing journey that transports and changes you. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at the 2018 Available Light Film Festival.
Learn more about the film on the Journeys to Akada website.