2022 Neskie Manuel Award
CJSR - Interview with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers on ""Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy"""
Moving Radio is CJSR's show dedicated to covering local, Canadian, and independent cinema. In this piece, host Christian Zyp interviews writer, director, and producer, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers about her documentary "Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy". Her film witnesses radical and profound change in her community, and is an intimate portrait of survival, love and the collective work of healing in the Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta--a Blackfoot community facing the impacts of substance use and a drug-poisoning epidemic. This interview explores the opioid crisis, mutual aid and harm reduction, settler colonialism, and Elle-Máijá's experience producing the film.