Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am, Market Hall

Kéwku

Kéwku

  • Sean Stiller
  • 10 minutes
  • 2017
  • Canada
  • Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am, Market Hall
2017 Living Skies Film Festival, Best documentary, Best Cinematography
The Magic of Older Men Short Film Program, Filmmaker Q & A

A visual and vulnerable exploration of one man’s experiences with residential school, addictions, resilience, and revival.

Elder Ralph Phillips has endured much pain in his life, masking demons with numbness and anger. Through ceremony and deep reverence for the healing power of Secwepemculw (traditional Shuswap territory), he has worked to become whole, transcending past trauma and dislocation. Using the backdrop of British Columbia’s interior, Kéwku weaves the tumultuous life experiences of Ralph Phillips with his relationship to the healing medicine sage. It is a visual poem, residing at the intersection of Ralph’s inner world and the rich outer world of Secwepemculw.