Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy — with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

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Blackfoot and Sámi writer, actor, producer and director, Elle–Máijá Tailfeathers joins host Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar to talk about her latest film Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy. Together they discussed how Tailfeathers created the feature documentary film, which takes place in her community of Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta, and look at the impacts of the drug-poisoning epidemic over a period of four years in that community. Elle–Máijá shares her own process of narrative sovereignty as an Indigenous filmmaker, a process rooted in conversation, deep listening, accountability and that is also respectful of community protocols. She also talks about how she implemented the Blackfoot concept of Kímmapiiyipitssini, working from a place of empathy, love and understanding, to her practice and how her previous works influenced this film. Resources: — Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy https://www.nfb.ca/film/kimmapiiyipitssini-the-meaning-of-empathy/ — Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers https://elle-maija-tailfeathers.com/?page_id=311 — Hotdocs Film Festival- Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=141695~367cbc04-eb03-453a-90f8-88ca48c4cf79&epguid=9759e3f1-085c-4e15-88c2-e02a8ee1f1d1& — c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city https://www.knowledge.ca/program/city-city — Mavericks, Season 2, Episode: Dr. Esther Tailfeathers: Blood Reserve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPhIT0bfzJw

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