North American premiere
Selection 2021 Born Of Woman 2021

She Whistles (Kwêskosîw (She Whistles))

Directed by Thirza Cuthand

Tue August 17, 2021
9:30 PM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED IN Born of Woman 2021

Thu August 19, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED IN Born of Woman 2021

Credits  

Official selection

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival 2021
Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2021
Native Spirit Festival 2021

Honors

Golden Sheaf Award 2021 Best Short Fiction

Mana WAIROA Short Film Award for Advancement of Indigenous Rights

Executive Producer

Leah Jaunzems

Director

Thirza Cuthand

Writer

Thirza Cuthand

Cast

Aidan Devine, Sera-Lys McArthur

Producer

Sera-Lys McArthur

Cinematographer

Sarah Thomas Moffat

Sound Designer

Chase Ryan Hart

Composer

Nigel Irwin

Editor

Orlee Buium

contact

Fanning Feathers Productions

Canada 2021 12 mins OV English
Genre DramaThrillerFantasy

Saskatchewan filmmaker Thirza Cuthand uses the prism of genre to address Canada’s horrific crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women in the haunting KWÊSKOSÎW (SHE WHISTLES), in which a girl whose mother has vanished is attacked by her cab driver. It’s an anguished work, centred around a tense performance by Sera-Lys McArthur (also a standout in this year’s DON’T SAY ITS NAME), with supernatural energies bringing it home. Co-starring an especially skin-crawling Aidan Devine (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE). – Mitch Davis

Showings

Tue August 17, 2021
9:30 PM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED IN Born of Woman 2021

Thu August 19, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED IN Born of Woman 2021