Bay of Herons

Directed by Jared Lank


7 minutes

Awards: Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection, Camden International Film Festival

From the Filmmaker: “Calling on the strength of his ancestors, a young Mi’kmaq man reflects on the pain of bearing witness to the destruction of his homelands.”

Artist Statement: “I made Bay of Herons as a form of self-discovery and expression. A driving factor for my work has always been the brutal truth that our people have intentionally erased from our lands. Our existence in this place is invisible; our story, languages, lives, love, and immeasurable sacrifice have been forgotten by those who have continually benefitted from exploiting the natural world for generations. This truth is a burden not unique to the Wabanaki but is the common thread that weaves together the diaspora of Indigenous people globally. Despite this, a parallel truth exists; we are this place, made in its image, inseparable, and forever tethered.”

In Person: Jared Lank (Producer/Director/Editor)