Falls Around Her

Legendary singer, Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal), abandons a life of fame and fortune to follow the instinctual pull that calls her home to her First Nation. Desiring to reconnect with land and her community, she returns to the beautiful woods of her reserve to seek solitude in an isolated cabin. But as the slow change of seasons marks her thirst for transformation, she begins to have the unsettling feeling that she is being watched and quickly finds that doors to the past are not so easily shut.

Winda Film Festival are pleased to present Falls Around Her as this year’s Opening Night selection. Filled with drama and humour, this film also commemorates the first starring role in a feature- length movie for the legendary Tantoo Cardinal, whose remarkable performance is shared with
a fantastic supporting cast including Tina Keeper, Gail Maurice and Johnny Issaluk.

Australian Premiere
 | Darlene Naponse (OJIBWAY)
Producers | 
Darlene Naponse + Simone Urdl + Jennifer Weiss + Jamie Manning
Executive Producers
 | Christine Haebler + Tammy Naponse
Country | Canada
Year | 2018
Category | Narrated Feature
Duration | 90 minutes
Language | Ojibway / English
Subtitle | English
Unclassified 15+


Falls Around Her

Opening Night Film | Premiere

Opening Night

Event Cinemas

Join us on Opening Night on the red carpet from 6pm for a performance by local group Buuja Buuja Butterfly dancers, an official Welcome to Country, and address from the Darlene Naponse, director of Falls Around Her. The screening will start at 7pm. Opening Night includes feature film, ‘Falls Around Her’ about Mary Birchbark, an internationally famous First […]

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