Best Music Video – I Am Change (Canada)

Title: I Am Change
Runtime: 5 min
Country: Canada
Director: Reno Anastasio
Placement: Best Music Video
Competition: March, 2023

Synopsis: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was elevated to a statutory holiday by the Parliament of Canada in 2021. Every year, on September 30th, the nation will honour and promote awareness of the devastating impact that the residential school system brought upon the indigenous cultures and communities for over a century.

Through visual metaphor, I Am Change seeks to bring closure to this dark chapter of Canadian-Aboriginal history and to promote healing and prosperity, and greater respect for all Indigenous people and their future generations.

I Am Change was submitted to the 2023 Kamloops Independent Short Shorts Festival and screened on Sun Mar 5th 2023. It was awarded the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission Prize.

We acknowledge that Kamloops is located in the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory that is situated in the southern interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation.