Devour! Chefs & Shorts Gala – ONLINE

Location: Online
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price: $15 - Buy Now

We happy to offer the screening aspect in the safety of your own home… you missed what happened below… but enjoy this stellar offering of Indigenous films from all over!

Food and film together! Join us at the Valley Drive-In for a reimagined version of our annual Chefs and Shorts Gala. Seven short Indigenous films will be paired with seven gourmet “snacks” prepared by culinary students at the Nova Scotia Community College. Explore each taste sensation inspired by a movie in the comfort of your vehicle. See the creativity of these upcoming chefs as they use the films to inspire the best movie snacks ever from this year’s overarching theme: Global Indigenous Cinema & Cuisine.

Names for Snow

This short follows Rebecca Thomassie, an Inuk woman, around Kangirsuk as she learns the 52 Inuktitut words for snow.
Canada, 2020, 6 minutes, Nation: Inuit
Director Rebecca Thomassie

Chishkale: The Blessing of the Acorn

Bernadette Smith weaves the story of her Tan Oak conservation efforts in Northern California into a contemporary Indigenous dance piece created to honour the sacred, traditional food of California Natives.
USA, 2020, 5 minutes, Nation: Pomo
Director Linda Mai Green


A lifelong angler, Autumn Harry had never fished beyond the waters of her reservation, until she picked up a fly rod. On a trip to Washington to cast for steelhead, she unpacks what it means to overcome her own image of fly fishers, and uses the sport to fight for conservation.
USA, 2020, 9 minutes, Nations: Paiute, Navajo
Directors Tracy Nguyen-Chung, Ciara Lacy

Wajak: At the End of the Lake

On a Sunday morning, as the sun is rising, Peter Poucachiche wakes his grandson up to go moose hunting. A rather silent journey on Kitiganik’s territory.
Canada, 2019, 4 minutes, Nation: Anishinabe
Directors Peter Poucachiche, Kobe Wawatie

Pituamkek: A Mi’kmaq Heritage Landscape

Located in northwestern Prince Edward Island (Epekwitk), in close proximity to the Lennox Island First Nation, there is a chain of islands known in the Mi’kmaq language as Pituamkek (Bee-doo-um-gek), which means ‘At the Long Sand Dune’, and in English as Hog Island and the Sandhills. Pituamkek has helped sustain the Mi’kmaq people on Epekwik for thousands of years. This film celebrates the lands of Pituamkek: its nature and its Mi’kmaw traditions, and profiles work underway to create an Indigenous Protected Area and National Park Reserve there.
Canada, 2021, 19 minutes, Nation: Mi’kma’ki
Director John Hopkins

Sara Mama: Sacred Seed

In the Peruvian Andes, a Quechua boy shows his special relation to Sara Mama and reveals the knowledge within its productive cycles.
Peru, 2020, 11 minutes, Nation: Quechua
Directors CHIRAPAQ and Quechua indigenous youth