NUUCA

By Michelle LATIMER

STREEL FILMS - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2017

Nuuca is an evocative meditation on Indigenous women’s integral connection to land and the ways in which the extractive industry’s rape of the earth is directly linked to the violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2017
Short Cuts
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Environmental, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 12 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michelle LATIMER
    • Producer(s)
    • Michelle LATIMER (STREEL FILMS), Catie LAMER, Laura POITRAS (FIELD OF VISION), Charlotte COOK (FIELD OF VISION)
    • Synopsis
    • Over the last decade, an oil boom in North Dakota has seen the state’s population double with primarily male workers flocking to the region. With this dramatic increase, has come an influx of drugs, crime and sexual violence. On the Fort Berthold Indian reservation alone, rates of sexual violence have increased 168%, with Indigenous women most affected.

      Juxtaposing the ravaged yet starkly beautiful landscape with personal testimony from young Indigenous women living on the reservation, Nuuca is an evocative mediation revealing the connections between the rape of the earth and the violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls.