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Ancestral Threads

Quebec Premiere

Ancestral Threads

Sean Stiller

Canada | 2023 | 11 min
English |
Subtitles: French
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This film is part of the program Mode vs. Folklore, entre traditions et transgressions : Carte blanche à Andreina Aveledo.

Ancestral Threads follows Joleen Mitton on her mission to use fashion as medicine for Vancouver’s Indigenous community. From humble beginnings in Vancouver’s downtown eastside to a modeling career in Asia, her journey to community leader is woven into the unfolding of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week — the first event of its kind, and her life’s work.
Other festivals:
HotDocs, Canada (2023)
Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), Canada (2023)
Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada (2023)
Director Sean Stiller
Script Sean Stiller
Director of Photography Sean Stiller
Production Sean Stiller
Editing David Schmidt
Music Anthony Wallace, David Schmidt

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Saturday, march 23, 2024, 04:00 p.m. — 06:15 p.m.


Sean Stiller

Sean Stiller

Sean Stiller is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in documentary, Indigenous, commercial, and commissioned films. Over the past seven years, he has worked on a variety of productions, from TV series to feature-length films and branded documentary series, as well as his original projects. His films have screened domestically and internationally, at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Lunenberg Docs, Hot Docs Festival, ImagineNative, Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival, Maoriland, and Maryland International Film Festival, among others. He is a 2020 recipient of the Hot Docs CrossCurrents Doc Fund. His first feature-length documentary, Returning Home, won Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival and the Edmonton International Film Festival. He is a member of the William’s Lake First Nation (T’exelc), part of the Secwépemc Nation.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Other films:
War For The Woods (2023)
Returning Home (2021)
Kéwku (2017)
Cyéwmen (2017)
Solastalgia (2019)

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