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Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers on the Opioid Epidemic That is the Focus of her Film Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers on the Opioid Epidemic That is the Focus of her Film Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, by filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, made its debut at Hot Docs Canadian Film Festival on April 29 and will stream online via the festival until May 9. It also streams across Canada through the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver until May 16. The film focuses on how her home community, the Kainai First Nation, is dealing with an overdose and substance abuse epidemic. In the film, we see the stories of people who are at different stages on the road to recovery. We see the dedicated work of first responders and medical workers. Despite the struggles we see in the film, there is positivity in its main message: That empathy is a powerful healing tool. 

Before Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy made its debut at the Hot Docs this year, I got to speak with Elle-Máijá about the film and about the importance of empathy and empowering others.

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Erica Commanda

Born in Toronto, Erica Commanda (Algonquin/Ojibwe) grew up in the small community of Pikwakanagan. From there she moved across Canada living in Ottawa, Vancouver and now Toronto, working in the bar/hospitality industry, mastering the art of listening to stories from her regulars while slinging and spilling drinks (at them or to them). And now through a series of random decisions and events in life she is on a journey discovering and mastering her own knack for storytelling as a Staff Writer for MUSKRAT Magazine.

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