Private Project

Without Words

Without Words speaks to the collective experience of trauma and hope regardless of cultural identity, it is a story about two survivors, one of the Holocaust and the other a survivor of the Canadian Residential school system crossing paths at a city park in Northern Ontario. Their stories of resilience, survival and hope interweave sparking the journey of healing to commence.

  • Jules Koostachin
    Remembering Inninimowin, NiiPii, PLACEnta
  • Jules Koostachin
    Remembering Inninimowin, NiiPii, PLACEnta
  • Sharon Bowes
    CTV North
  • Jules Koostachin
    Remembering Inninimowin, NiiPii,PLACEnta
  • Pinchas Gutter
    Key Cast
  • Rita Okimawininew
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Belize International Film Festival
    July 18, 2015
    North American Premier
  • American Indian Film Festival
    San Francisco
    November 7, 2015
    United States
    Nomination Best Public Service
  • ImagineNative Film Festival
    October 25, 2015
Director Biography - Jules Koostachin

Jules A. Koostachin was born in Moose Factory, Ontario, and she was raised by her Cree speaking grandparents for part of her childhood in Moosonee, as well as her mother in Ottawa. She is from Attawapiskat First Nation, currently living in Sudbury with her family. She completed graduate school at Ryerson University in 2010 in Documentary Media with an Award of Distinction and an Academic Gold Medal for her Master’s thesis Remembering Inninimowin. Her undergrad degree is from Concordia University’s Fine Arts Theatre Program, where she has created a number of theatrical productions shedding light on environmental and Indigenous issues. Her company VisJuelles Productions Inc. has a television series entitled AskiBOYZ currently in post-production with Big Soul Productions; it will be aired on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) in 2015.

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Director Statement

This film reflects the importance of cross cultural sharing