The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open

Genre Drama
Length 103 min
Production year 2019
Nationality Canada, Norway
Director Kathleen Hepburn & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Script Kathleen Hepburn & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Producer Lori Lozinski, Tyler Hagan, Alan R. Milligan
Co-producer Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
Starring Violet Nelson & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Director of photography Norm Li
Production design Liz Cairns, Sophie Jarvis

Costume design Stina Lunde
Editor Christian Siebenherz
Sound design Håkon Lammetun

When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila decides to bring Rosie home with her and over the course of the evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event. Inspired by a very real and transformative moment in the co-director Elle-Máijá Tailfeather’s life, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN weaves an intricately complex, while at the same time very simple, story of a chance encounter between two Indigenous women with drastically different lived experience, navigating the aftermath of domestic abuse.

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