sn̓kłca̓ʔsqáx̌aʔ tkłmílxʷ Horse Woman is made possible with the support from TELUS STORYHIVE, and will be available for free on TELUS Optik TV in 2024
Currently in Post Production.
A short documentary by Directors Mariel Belanger and Sienna Belanger-Lee.
A young Syilx language learner finds a deeper meaning to life when fire threatens, horses heal and women come together. Reconnecting to family, culture and land, in this coming-of-age story, Sienna realizes to stay is to be a steward to the land, horses and ourselves as responsibility to place.
Co-Producers: Mariel Belanger & Keli Westgate
Cinematography: Darko Sikman
Editor: Joseph Pinheiro
Assistant Director: Victoria Jaenig
Music: Lady Dia and the Kinfolk Choir
x̌ixutəm, Shongswiigeezus (she/her), is from the Okanagan Nation, OKIB, located at the head of Lake Okanagan and is a student through UBC Okanagan obtaining a bachelor’s degree in the nsyilxcn/nqilxʷcn language through the BNLF program.
Sienna currently resides at nsəswl̓aʔxʷ – dry creek where she facilitates indigenous planting opportunities as well as her digital arts, language learning, and horsewomanship.
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