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Chemainus Theatre
9737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus BC V0R 1K0

Performance Notes

× Saturday, February 11 2023 - 4:00 PM

Kwi'ah: The Girl Who Heals

Film Screening - approx 45 minutes

Tickets: Pay What You Can (by donation*)

Journey to a time long ago on the Kwantlen lands and meet Kwi‘ah, a young woman who ventures across a river and into a great cedar forest to seek understanding on how to heal her people from a terrible sickness. The ancient healer Sasq‘ets (Sasquatch) may have the wisdom Kwi‘ah seeks. Her travels reveal that there are others that urgently require Sasq‘ets healing secrets. She crosses paths with Sqeweqs (Raven) and Sp‘oq‘es (Eagle) who hope to gain the wisdom to save their own communities from fire and famine. Together, they learn and share healing dances and songs to save their people, the fish, and the earth.

Inspired by Kwantlen First Nation tales and molded through the creative genius of Joseph A. Dandurand, Kwi‘ah: The Girl Who Heals explores the issues around health and uncertainty, encouraging us to uplift our communities during dark times.

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