The Embargo Project

73 minutes
French, English, Mohawk, Sámi, Anishinaabe, Inuktitut

The Embargo Project is an anthology of five short films by Canadian Indigenous women. Participating in a collective process, each director created a film under restrictions imposed on them by their peers, to push each artist into new creative territory.


A film by

Caroline Monnet
Zoe Hopkins
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Lisa Jackson
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Produced by

Catherine Chagnon

Co-Produced by

Lori Lozinski, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Jennifer Millington

Executive Producer

Danis Goulet

A commission of

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

With support from

Canada Council for the Arts

Produced with the participation of

Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund, BravoFACT, BravoFACTUAL, British Columbia Arts Council, Aide au cinéma indépendant du Canada (ACIC), National Film Board of Canada, Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Canada Media Fund, Ontario Arts Council, International Sámi Film Centre,


Microclimat Films

In Co-Production with

Violator Films, Unikkaat Studios, Skyworld Productions

Distribution and International Sales