The yellow breasted chats descended in a fat flock on my mulberry tree in Bryan.

Beautiful bird.


Notes of Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, who made the film

“Bloodland” Film, 2011

Published on Jan 23, 2013
In honour of the Idle No More movement, I have decided to make this film public. I, by no means, intend to speak on behalf of my people. The film is simply a reflection of my feelings toward the incredibly harmful process of fracking happening on my home territory.
– Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Writer/Director/Producer: “Bloodland”

“Bloodland” is a social statement on the irreversible and detrimental impact of gas and oil exploration on our planet; and in particular on the impact that hydraulic fracturing has and will have on Kainaiwa, or Blood land. The film was shot with a completely Indigenous cast and crew. The film was also inadvertently funded by the Blood Tribe Chief and Council (2011), the gas and oil companies, and KRI Resources Inc because funds from a distribution cheque from the Blood Tribe Chief and Council were used to fund the making of this film.

Official selection of:
Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
ImagineNATIVE Film Festival 2011
American Indian Film Festival 2011
L.A. Skins Festival 2011
Tulsa International Film Festival 2011
Yellowknife International Film Festival 2011
Riddu Riđđu International Indigenous Peoples Festival 2011 (Norway)
Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival 2011
Skábmagovvat Film Festival 2012 (Finland)
Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2012