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NDN Survival Trilogy

These three videos take on Indigenous resistance to Extraction Colonization, Art Washing and feeling complicit, and recovery of land and healing of colonized lands and peoples.

# Title Artists Run Time Year Country
1 Extractions Theo J. Cuthand 00:15:13 2019 Canada
2 Less Lethal Fetishes Theo J. Cuthand 00:09:24 2019 Canada
3 Reclamation Theo J. Cuthand 00:13:11 2018 Canada


Theo J. Cuthand
2019 | 00:15:13 | Canada | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video


Extractions parallels resource extraction with the booming child apprehension industry. As the filmmaker reviews how these industries have affected her, she reflects on having her own eggs retrieved and frozen to make an Indigenous baby.

Less Lethal Fetishes

Theo J. Cuthand
2019 | 00:09:24 | Canada | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video


Grappling with a latent gas mask fetish, in Less Lethal Fetishes Cuthand muses on art world political controversies, toxic emissions from the petrochemical industry, and complicity in repression and pollution as an artist enmeshed in an art and film industry propped up by dirty funders.


Theo J. Cuthand
2018 | 00:13:11 | Canada | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video


Reclamation is a documentary-style imagining of a post-dystopian future in Canada after massive climate change, wars, pollution, and the after-effects of the large-scale colonial project which has now destroyed the land. When Indigenous people are left behind after a massive exodus by primarily privileged white settlers who have moved to Mars, the original inhabitants of the land cope by trying to restore and rehabilitate the beautiful planet they belong to.