A LOVE LETTER TO MY UNBORN CHILD
ABOUT THE FILM
A woman talks to her unborn child about their furture and their heritage.
Suitaakii Black is a Two Spirit and Indigiqueer Blackfoot Filmmaker living in Mohkintsis/YYC. She specializes in camera operating and post production editing. Her goals are to work in the industry changing the way Indigenous and Two-Spirit folk are portrayed through film and media. In 2016 she attended the Adam Beach Film Institute for Enhanced Filmmaking and Techniques course, and shortly after she founded the Treaty 7 Film Collective. This collective was to provide space and support for filmmakers of colour, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community to share their stories through film. Suitaakii was also accepted into the Herland Video Mentorship Program, as well as the Parallel Tracks Program in Toronto. In 2017 she received the “Shine” award at the Southern Alberta Indigenous Youth Awards for her advocacy and work within in LGBTQ2S+ community that was nominated by her peers. Her present goals are to document and capture as much footage as she can because, “we are a part of our own history.” She is currently working on her short film, “Counting Coup” with Producer Kevin Dong.
Runtime: 7 min
Country of Production: Canada