Kwanlin Dün Tlingit producer’s short film explores woman’s rediscovery of traditional culture

It’s been an exciting past few days for Kwanlin Dün/Tlingit filmmaker Kiri Geen.

Last week Geen’s first short film Kiri and the Girl premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

The film follows a young Indigenous girl named Kiri who loses her mother, and how she later becomes reconnected to her mother in the spirit world through the power of powwow and traditional art.

The film is loosely based on Geen’s early life as a ‘60s Scoop survivor and is a metaphorical account of how she came to reclaim her First Nations culture later in life.

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