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World Premiere Night At VIFF - Red Snow

World Premiere Night At VIFF

The cast and crew, together for our big night!

The night finally arrived that we have all been anxiously waiting for – our World Premiere at the 38th annual Vancouver International Film Festival. Screening at the Vancouver Playhouse theatre to a full house, the evening was an absolute success and tribute to all the hard work that went into creating Red Snow.

The Red Snow Cast On The Red Carpet….

At the start of production in Kamloops, Red Snow cast and crew were welcomed with a traditional song by Garry Gottfriedson, of the Secwepemc First Nation. We were honoured to have him join us once more for the premiere of the film at the Playhouse Theatre. 

Family, friends and movie fans packed the theatre to watch the story of Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, who is caught in an ambush in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A story which amalgamates two cultures from across the opposite sides of the earth, drew in audiences from both Indigenous and Afghani backgrounds, along with a diverse crowd of faces moved with emotion.   

Photo credit VIFF

“What I’m hoping it conveys is that pain is culturally wide, if that makes sense. Afghani, Indigenous or any other culture, we are here to help each other, heal each other and come together as one people.”

Shafin Karim –

Video Credit – Janny Lara VIFF

 Following the film, Writer/Director Marie Clements as well as some of the cast took part in the question and answer part of the evening. The audience comments, often shared with Marie the lasting an emotional impression Red Snow has left. Or the beauty of the musical score and cinematography but mainly it was words of thanks over praise to Marie’s for writing such an amazing story, of two similar cultures with significant subjects of our world today  

The night wouldn’t be complete with some proud Moms in the audience. Asivak (Dylan) Mozhdah (Khatira) Miika (Asana) all attended the premiere with their beautiful Mom at their side.

Red Snow is playing at the Edmonton International Film Festival on October 3rd and ImagineNATIVE TIFF in Toronto on October 23rd.

Get tickets for Red Snow at EIFF 2019 here.

Get tickets for Red Snow at ImagineNATIVE 2019 here.

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