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Inspirit Grantee Wins Hot Docs International Film Festival Awards


Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, a documentary about the opioid crisis in the Kainai First Nation in Alberta, won the Rogers Audience Award and the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at the Hot Docs International Film Festival. The film premiered at the festival on April 29th.

Directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, the film profiles people living with addiction as well as frontline workers using new methods of treating addiction and fostering healing in their community.

The film also premiered at the DOXA Film Festival on May 12th. Watch the film at

Inspirit is proud to support the impact campaign for the film.