Creative Campus Film Festival

The CBU Creative Campus team is proud to show three short films from Vistas collection of films on the theme of “Nationhood”. These films are produced by the National Film Board of Canada and APTn.

Little Thunder / Petit Tonnerre 

This animated short, inspired by the Mi’kmaq legend, “The Stone Canoe” explores aboriginal humour. We follow Little Thunder as he reluctantly leaves his family and sets out on a cross-country canoe trip to become a man.

2009, 02 min 59 s

Red Ochre / Ocre rouge

Combining archival photos with new and found footage, Red Ochre is a personal, impressionistic rendering of what it’s like growing up Mi’kmaq in Newfoundland, while living in a culture of denial.

2009, 03 min 16 s


A short story about dreams, courage, identity, creation and embracing our Elders, Waseteg showcases Phyllis Grant’s signature style of bold lines, bright colours and simple movements. The film is beautifully narrated by legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.

2010, 06 min 29

The Spirit of Annie Mae 

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

73 minutes
November 15- 1:00pm (Boardmore Playhouse)

In 1975 Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, a 30-year-old Nova-Scotia born Mi’kmaw, was shot dead, execution style, on a desolate road in South Dakota. Nearly three decades later, the crime remains a mystery. The Spirit of Annie Mae is a moving tribute from the women who were closest to her: the two young daughters who fled with their mother when she hid from the FBI; the young women she inspired to embrace native language and spirituality; and other activists, like Buff Sainte-Marie and investigative journalist Minnie Two Shoes.