Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
2021 | 2 h 4 min
Follow filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers as she creates an intimate portrait of her community and the impacts of the substance use and overdose epidemic. Witness the change brought by community members with substance-use disorder, first responders and medical professionals as they strive for harm reduction in the Kainai First Nation.

Awards and distinctions

  • Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award
    Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto
    2022
  • Best Musical Score
    International Women in Film Festival, Vancouver
    2022
  • Impact Award
    International Women in Film Festival, Vancouver
    2022
  • Best Canadian Documentary
    Vancouver Film Critics Association Awards, Vancouver
    2022
  • Audience Choice Award, Canadian Documentary Feature
    International Film Festival, Calgary
    2021
  • Inspiring Voices & Perspectives Feature Film Award
    Cinefest, Sudbury
    2021
  • Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Director
    Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival (ONLINE), Vancouver
    2021
  • Rogers Audience Award
    Hot Docs, Toronto
    2021
  • Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award
    Hot Docs, Toronto
    2021