In a dystopian future, democratic societies in North America have collapsed; children are the property of the state. They are separated from their parents and detained in institutions where they are trained to become fighters for the military regime. So far, Niska and her 11-year-old daughter Waseese have managed to survive in the wilderness. When Waseese is discovered and detained following a severe injury, Niska joins a First Nations resistance group determined to free the abducted children. In the meantime, Waseese learns to unleash the extraordinary powers within herself. Poetic and disturbing at the same time, NIGHT RAIDERS is a parable about the situation of First Nations in North America. Using Cree languages, Canadian director and scriptwriter Danis Goulet juxtaposes the crimes committed against them and the attempted destruction of their cultures with a gripping story of resilience, courage and love. (lm)
Director & Script: Danis Goulet
Cinematography: Daniel Grant
Editing: Jorge Weisz
Sound Design: Michelle Child
Sound: Lou Solokofski
With: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers,
Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Alex Tarrant, Amanda Plummer, Gail Maurice, Violet Nelson
What if gender, race, class and dis_ability did not exist anymore? What if Universal Basic Income turned into the basic right that is based on the understanding that everything belongs to everyone? What if conflicts and war were horror histories of the past? What if all living beings would be in harmony and constant synergy with the surround – nature and machines?
Can you imagine?
ze_R0!Ayns is an artistic research on arts and cultural production in a heterogeneous society and aims to handle overarching themes of dis/utopian imaginations of our future, proposing on the one hand alternatives to a common living leaving the inequality of our present. On the other, it is a proposal of innovative, sustainable working and living structures of artists and cultural workers. The project will manifest itself in a transmedial production in August 2022 in Vienna.