Director BANCHI HANUSE (Canada 2023) 89 min
Logan Red Crow is a strong and spirited young Siksika woman who lives on her ancestral lands in Blackfoot Territory. Horses are a way of life for her tight-knit family, and Logan draws strength from her bond with the animals, as have many generations before her. She is determined to compete in the Indian Relay race, one of the most dangerous bareback horse races in the world. Although her family is supportive, she faces many challenges, like the lack of competitive events for women, and pressure from her father — who’s concerned for her safety and for her future — to quit racing and go to college. Director Banchi Hanuse guides this lyrical story with a sure hand, balancing the slower pace of ranch life with the intensity of training that builds to the excitement of race day. Throughout, Logan’s singular focus on success in her sport is palpable and exhilarating.
THURSDAY, MAY 11 • 7:00
Award-winning director BANCHI HANUSE began in the film industry as a camera trainee with IATSE Local 669 and then worked at the National Film Board of Canada — Pacific Yukon Centre — as a researcher and associate producer. She is an alumna of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School, as well as the co-founder and station manager of Nuxalk Radio.
|RUNNING TIME:||89 min|
|PRODUCERS:||Carey Newman, Isabelle Pullen, Mike Wavrecan|
|CINEMATOGRAPHERS:||Ben Giesbrecht, Luke Connor|
|NOTE WRITER:||Joanne Feinberg|
Director COLIN ARISMAN (US 2023) 30 min
As wolves repopulate Washington State, and rural communities believe these wild carnivores are killing their cattle, can range rider Daniel Curry prove that coexistence between ranchers and wolves is possible?
IN PERSON: Film subject DANIEL CURRY
Based in Alaska, COLIN ARISMAN is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has been recognized by Short of the Week, Vimeo Staff Picks, and Outside Magazine. His production company, Wild Confluence Media, specializes in creating branded content and catalyzing change through documentary films.