“They respect each other, to go easy on each other” ~ Translation by James Vukelich

"A free form part prose, part self portrait, part spoken word documentary on my relationship to the wind. This feature film is divided into 4 sections (Zahwenjige, Zoonigide'e, Dabasendizowin and Bagijigan) and formatted to mimic a 4 day fast. A meditation on wind as medicine and the effects it’s had on my life journey.

By showing how wind interacts with all the elements (Water, Earth, Air & Fire), we think about how my Elder's teachings of mind, body and spirit connect us to the elements as physical beings and most of all, how we are connected to each other. This piece is how the Wind whispers love to us all as part of sacred creation."



Jaene F. Castrillon is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores their relationship to the world through Indigenous teachings of Elder Isaac Day of Serpent River First Nations and the wisdom of the land. Jaene identifies as 2Spirit, mixed race (Indigenous Colombian/Hong Kong Chinese), Trans person of colour living with disabilities (physical, cognitive & psychiatric). Jaene believes in sharing the brilliance and heartbreak of living a life less ordinary.


This film is co-presented with imagineNATIVE



Provided By

  • Rendezvous With Madness Festival