“You are descended from the ones who survived” -Cordelia Kellie
Cordelia and Meg are Indigenous women separated by distance, age, and experience, yet are connected by a resilience and perseverance that transcends their differences. In a country that has historically worked to erase Indigenous culture, these women each work to define their identities for themselves. Meg is 18, and is working through the uncertainty that comes with relearning her Mohawk heritage later in life. Cordelia is 31 years into her journey of relearning and is transitioning to become a teacher of her Iñupiaq heritage herself. This film urges you to look within at your own journey with culture, to believe others when they tell you their story, and to question what has been taught to you.
All proceeds go towards Iḷisaqativut, a grassroots Alaska Native language revitalization program founded by our very own, Qigñaaq Cordelia Kellie. Please visit the website linked to learn more about Iḷisaqativut's ongoing programs and initiatives!
Watershed Pictures presents our feature documentary "I Am Still Here." and "Doc Behind the Doc," a behind-the-scenes look at our production process. As a student-run production company out of Villanova’s Social Justice Documentary Program we are proud to share our documentary produced entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.