Los Angeles Premiere

Sunday, November 9 | Laemmle Music Hall Theatre | Noon

Director:  Jules Koostachin

Producers: Heather Wakeling

Short | USA | 16:29 mins.

PLACEnta is a documentary film that explores how a Cree woman discovers the symbolic spiritual significance of the PLACEnta ceremony. Unfortunately, her PLACEnta from her birth of her twins in 2006 still remains frozen in her freezer of her Toronto home because she is unsure of how to proceed with the ceremony. Her growing frustration and angst lies in the fact that throughout Canadian history her people were condemned for practicing traditional ceremony, therefore, the Cree PLACEnta ceremony remains a mystery. She visits her home community in the north hoping to find some answers, but comes back empty handed.

Upon her return to her city home of Toronto, she reconnects with the midwife that supported her throughout her pregnancy in 2006, and her mother, residential school survivor hoping for an answer on how to proceed before her now six year old twins get too much older. Time is of the essence, and her need to conduct the ceremony grows more intense as she gets closer and closer to a decision on how to proceed with the PLACEnta ceremony.

Event Title: Short

Event Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014

Event Producer: Red Nation Films

Event Location: 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Laemmle ‘Music Hall” Theatre.

Event Times: Noon



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