Join us in the Sooke Library Multipurpose Room for a screening and discussion of the film, 10, 000 Gifts.

10, 000 Gifts (2023), 40 mins

With over 10,000 years of local history, Quw’utsun elders walk alongside the students and staff of a small Cowichan Valley school that is demonstrating the humility and courage required for reconciliAction.

Director: Arianna Augustine

Arianna is a Coast Salish woman of mixed ancestry, an artist, and a storyteller. It is her passion to visually capture and showcase her heritage and community through art and film. As the co-owner of Keywork Productions she has worked on a variety of small-scale and independent video projects and takes on a wide range of roles. Art has always been a part of her life but expressing it through film is an exploration of the past 5 years. 10,000 Gifts is Augustine’s first producing and directing credit.yet. With a commitment to taking up Truth and Reconciliation, she is working to decolonize her practice and understand her Indigenous ancestry more wholly.

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