Nuuca Short Documentary 2018

Over the last decade, an oil boom in North Dakota has seen the state's population double with primarily male workers flocking to the region. With this dramatic increase, has come an influx of drugs, crime and sexual violence. On the Fort Berthold Indian reservation alone, rates of sexual violence have increased 168%, with Indigenous women most affected.

Juxtaposing the ravaged yet starkly beautiful landscape with personal testimony from young Indigenous women living on the reservation, Nuuca is an evocative mediation revealing the connections between the rape of the earth and the violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls.

Director: Michelle Latimer
Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook & Michelle Latimer
Producer: Catie Lamer
Cinematographer: Iris Ng
Editor: Katie Chipperfield
Composer: Laura Ortman

Toronto International
Berlinale Generation 14+
Planet in Focus
London Shorts
Dallas International
New Filmmakers, New Ideas
ImagineNATIVE Film & Media
Blackstar Film Festival - Winner Best Short Film
Long-listed for an IDA Award

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