Competition Documentary Short
Invasion: The Unist’ot’en Fight for Sovereignty
Directed by: Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal, and Franklin Lopez
USA/Canada, 2019, 18m
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The clans of the Wet’sewet’en Nation have sovereign land never ceded in the region commonly known as British Columbia, Canada, yet the people of this Nation regularly experience illegal white encroachment and disrespect. In this glimpse into 21st century “warfare,” Indigenous anti-pipeline protestors show their steely resolve against oppression and human rights violations.