Journeys to Adäka takes us into carving sheds, kitchens and community halls where artists and their families are reconnecting with their ancestors, healing, and moving personal mountains to each find their inner light and strength. This one-hour documentary follows seven artists in the months leading to Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon. The process is familiar – rehearsals, training, crafting – but the backdrop of distant northern communities and an intimate view of their lives serves up both difficult lessons and inspiration.
Journeys to Adäka paints a moving portrait of self-empowered indigenous communities at an inflection point in our history. This documentary was produced in association with Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association.
Join One World Arts for this special one-night-only co-presentation of Journeys to Adäka with Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC). The screening will be accompanied by a performance and artist talk with indigenous artists Brad Henry and Christina Moore.
We’re also proud to present Heather Condo’s My Father’s Tools, along with Journeys to Adäka, on September 30 at 6:30PM at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. This touching Wapikoni mobile short follows Stephen as he gathers materials and weaves a traditional basket in his workshop, in the manner that was taught to him by his father.