Wed, Jul 15


Vimeo and Zoom Event

Online Screening of Sky Hopkina's film maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (pronounced: moth-nee)

This July, join the Deep Water Initiative for a unique online screening of indigenous filmmaker, Sky Hopkina's latest work of art, followed by a zoom discussion with Associate Director, Indigenous Initiatives at Simon Fraser University, Dorothy Christian Cucw-la7, PhD.

Registration is Closed
See other events
Online Screening of Sky Hopkina's film maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (pronounced: moth-nee)

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2020, 6:30 PM PDT

Vimeo and Zoom Event

About The Event

Continuing on from our organization's prior discussions in past events of the theme 'Indigenous filmmaking as a subtle form of activism', we are honored to be able to host this online screening and post-screening discussion of this years 2020 Sundance, New Frontiers film selection, maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (pronounced: moth-nee)

Indigenous filmmaker, artist, and educator Sky Hopkina's latest film is a spectacular avant-garde demonstration of Fourth Cinema and indigenous storytelling. In the post-screening discussion we will be joined by visual storyteller, scholar, and writer Dr. Dorothy Christian Cucw-la7, who will guide us in exploring the pertinent themes presented within the film as they relate to our present social and ecological moment. 

maɬni follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier's wanderings through each of their worlds as they wonder through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between.  Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape.

In order to attend this event please register. Those who have registered will receive a Vimeo link and password to the film a couple of days before the event in order to provide you with adequate time to watch the film at leisure. You will also be sent zoom details to join the post-screening discussion Dr. Christian, which will take place on July 15 at 06:30 PM PST.

For any queries or questions please email Chantal Noa Forbes at 

Share This Event