Patriotism vs. Reality -- Wayne Wapeemukwa talks about Luk'Luk'I

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Wayne Wapeemukwa and LLI films. Used with permission.

Nationalism gets a searing reality check in Wayne Wapeemukwa's uncompromising debut feature Luk'Luk'I.

Following the lives of five Vancouverites living on society's fringes during the 2010 Olympics, this film takes us into uncharted territory, falling somewhere between a fiction we need to see and a documentary we wish didn't have to exist.

Wayne Wapeemukwa is a filmmaker of Métis and settler heritage from Vancouver, BC (Unceded Coast-Salish Territories). Luk'Luk' I is his debut feature film.

His previous short works include Foreclosure (Toronto International Film Festival 2013); Balmoral Hotel (TIFF Top 10 2015); and Srorrim (Vancouver International Film Festival 2016; Best Film – Dawson City Film Festival).

More about the film here.

Watch the trailer here.

For more information about David Peck's podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here or check out the site of his podcast on film, social change and much more.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Image: Wayne Wapeemukwa and LLI films. Used with permission.

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