Weckuwapasihtit (Those Yet to Come)

On the Eastern reaches of the occupied territory now referred to as North America, the children of Koluskap call upon ancestral teachings to guide them. Revitalizing cultural practices kept from their elders, Peskotomuhkati young people lead an intergenerational process of healing through the reclamation of athasikuwi-pisun, "tattoo medicine."

This film is part of a series and multimedia platform, made in partnership with Indigenous storytellers and their communities worldwide, invites learning from time-honored and current Indigenous ways of being. Facing a climate crisis, the Reciprocity Project embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since the beginning of time. To heal, we must recognize that we are in relationship with Earth, a place that was in balance for millenia. More information at www.reciprocity.org.

  • Geo Neptune
    Director
  • Brianna Smith
    Director
  • Brianna Smith
    Associate Producer
  • Geo Neptune
    Director of Photography
  • Brianna Smith
    Director of Photography
  • Dolly Apt
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Dana
    Key Cast
  • Amuwes Dana
    Key Cast
  • Muwin Dana
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Lewey
    Key Cast
  • Geo Neptune
    Key Cast
  • Brittany Sockabasin
    Key Cast
  • Brianna Smith
    Key Cast
  • Geo Neptune
    Writer
  • Brianna Smith
    Writer
  • Brianna Smith
    Field Producer
  • Geo Neptune
    Sound Recordist
  • Beyza Boyacioglu
    Editor
  • Leah Franks
    Editor
  • Sauli Pillay
    Editor
  • Eleni Ledesma
    COVID-19 Supervisor
  • Geo Neptune
    Composer
  • Brianna Smith
    Photographer
  • Jennifer Kreisberg
    Additional Music
  • Jeff Chen
    Cello
  • Tracy Rector
    Executive Producer
  • Taylor Hensel
    Series Co-Director
  • Adam Mazo
    Series Co-Director
  • Taylor Hensel
    Series Producer
  • Adam Mazo
    Series Producer
  • Kavita Pillay
    Series Producer
  • Tracy Rector
    Series Producer
  • Dina Gilio-Whitaker
    Learning Co-Director
  • Mishy Lesser
    Learning Co-Director
  • Kavita Pillay
    Field Production Coordinator
  • Sauli Pillay
    Production Manager
  • Jacob Bearchum
    Lead Assistant Editor
  • Eleni Ledesma
    COVID Safety Supervisor
  • Ben Pender-Cudlip
    Technologist / Systems Management Consultant
  • Chelsea Strelser
    Administration / Program Support Specialist
  • Blake Brown
    Opening Animation
  • Paige Pettibon
    Opening Illustration
  • Jennifer Kreisberg
    Opening Animation Music
  • Heather Cassano
    Color Correction
  • Sauli Pillay
    Color Correction
  • Dave Howe
    Sound Engineer
  • David Gallander
    Sound Engineer
  • Bear Allison
    Promotional Photos
  • Ernesto Rafael Acosta Cepeda
    Promotional Photos
  • Taylor Hensel
    Promotional Photos
  • Ivy Lagod
    Promotional Photos
  • Jared Lank
    Promotional Photos
  • Keri Oberly
    Promotional Photos
  • Brianna Smith
    Promotional Photos
  • Loren Waters
    Promotional Photos
  • Yen Tan
    Poster Design
  • Cindy Chischilly
    Poster Design
  • Melissa Billows
    Accounting
  • Jonathan Saceda
    Accounting
  • Susi Walsh
    Accounting
  • Jeffrey Cadwell
    Legal
  • Justine Jacob
    Legal
  • Sarah Robertson
    Legal
  • Haley Gustafson
    Trademark Support
  • Haley Gustafson
    Administrative Support
  • Neyda Quiñones- Ortiz
    Administrative Support
  • Scott Kyllo
    IT Support
  • Sauli Pillay
    DIT
  • Stella Covre
    Series Translators/Interpreter
  • Flavia Franco
    Series Translators/Interpreter
  • Jonathan Luna
    Series Translators/Interpreter
  • Neyda Quiñones-Ortiz
    Series Translators/Interpreter
  • Maria Angelica Ramirez
    Series Translators/Interpreter
  • Joel Schomberg
    Promotional Design & Graphics
  • Cindy Chischilly
    Promotional Design & Graphics
  • Trisha Sacramone
    Intern
  • Taylor Hensel
    Producer
    Zibi Yajdan, Native and American
  • Adam Mazo
    Producer
    Dawnland
  • Kavita Pillay
    Producer
  • Tracy Rector
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Art
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Skábmagovat Indigenous Peoples’ Film Festival
    Inari
    Finland
    January 27, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
    Missoula
    United States
    February 25, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Durango Independent Film Festival
    Durango
    United States
    March 2, 2022
    Colorado Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tag! Queer Shorts Festival
    Portland
    United States
    February 24, 2022
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cartagena International Film Festival
    Cartagena
    Colombia
    March 16, 2022
  • Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 8, 2022
  • Seattle International Film Festival
    Seattle, Washington
    United States
    April 22, 2022
    Seattle
  • Riverside International Film Festival
    Riverside, Califnornia
    United States
    April 21, 2022
  • NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Canada
    May 5, 2022
  • Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival
    Seattle, Washington
    United States
    May 5, 2022
    Best Documentary Short
  • Independent Film Festival Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts
    United States
    April 27, 2022
  • Māoriland Film Festival
    Ōtaki, Aotearoa
    United States
    June 29, 2022
  • The Roxbury International Film Festival
    Boston, Massachusetts
    United States
    June 22, 2022
  • Regina International Film Festival and Awards
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Canada
    August 9, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The International First Peoples Festival Présence Autochtone
    Montréal, Québec
    Canada
    August 16, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada
    August 12, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada
    August 10, 2022
  • Local Sightings Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    September 16, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Camden International Film Festival
    Camden, Maine
    United States
    September 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
    United States
    October 10, 2022
    Official Selection
  • imagineNATIVE
    Toronto
    United States
    October 18, 2022
    Official Selection
  • IndiFest Festival de Cinema Indígena de Barcelona
    Barcelona
    Spain
    October 12, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Cucalorus Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    United States
    November 17, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Capital City Film Festival
    Lansing, MI
    United States
    April 5, 2023
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Nia Tero
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Geo Neptune, Brianna Smith

Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy Tribe) is from Indian Township, Maine, and is a Two-Spirit Master Basketmaker, a Drag Queen, an Activist, and an Educator. Following graduation from Dartmouth College where they earned a theater degree, Geo returned to the Indian Township reservation, where they began to focus heavily on their weaving and developing their own individual artistic style. Experimenting with their family's signature woven flowers mixed with natural elements of twigs and branches, Geo began forming what would eventually be known as their signature sculptural style of whimsical, elegant, traditionally-informed basketmaking. Geo is a vocal advocate for First Nations and Native American sovereignty and was recently elected to the school board in Indian Township, making them the first openly transgender person to be elected to public office in the state of Maine.

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