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Watch the short film about residential school survivor Joe Buffalo for free right now

'Joe Buffalo' by Amar Chebib was picked up by The New Yorker
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Professional skateboarder Joe Buffalo

The Vancouver short film 'Joe Buffalo' by filmmaker Amar Chebib is now available to watch for free online, thanks to The New Yorker picking up the distribution rights and sharing it on its YouTube channel.

Chronicling the journey of the first residential school survivor who went on to become a professional skateboarder, the subject's statement that “skateboarding was definitely a saviour,” is a theme throughout. 

It reveals Joe Buffalo's struggles with intergenerational trauma, and his ultimate triumph in becoming a powerful role model and an inspiration for others.

We reviewed the film back in April and have embedded it here for you to watch.