Place in Space

A St'a7mes School: Learning Expeditions Project

Science fiction short films that explore indigenous issues and place-based themes.

For Place in Space, students created science-fiction short films that explore place and/or contemporary indigenous issues. With professional help from The Cinematheque, students wrote, shot, edited, and starred in their own films. These students' films were inspired by a study of two works of indigenous science-fiction: Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves, and Drew Hayden Taylor's Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories. Thank you to Drew Hayden Taylor and the many other guests who visited our school to share their expertise. These films were made on the lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and in many cases, by young people who share this ancestry.

C.A.R.E.N. 3000

A group of indigenous teens are sick of being racially profiled at their favourite thrift store. When the store goes fully automated, they hope things will change for the better. But if it doesn't, they are prepared to stand up for what's right...

The Place Machine

While berry picking, two young people find a strange machine... They take it to an Auntie to decipher what it is, and how it's connected to the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh people. The truth takes them places they could have only imagined...

Detached

Miley navigates the world as a teen struggling with relationships. It takes meeting a new friend, and a trip through an inter-dimensional portal, to reveal just how deeply her life is shaped by attachment.

Project: Colonization

Is earth worth colonizing? The Swarm sends a representative from their home in the 1A Dimension to find out. The slug alien's human host, and his teenage companions, make things more difficult than it had bargained for....

A Time in Between

A group of teenagers just wish they could be left alone for once. When they discover a machine in a strange laboratory, they finally get what they wish for...but at what cost?

Journey to Copper 9

In a desperate bid to save children on Earth, two spacefarers must set off to Copper 9, one of the galaxy's most dangerous planets. And they must do so before the boys get back from dinner with grandma...

Guardians of the Stone

A strange stone falls from the sky. Many covet its power... Follow our hero Peppa, and the villain Flames, as they battle to use the celestial stone for good or evil.