Boil Alert

Mohawk artist and activist Layla Staats raises awareness about hazardous water supplies in North American Indigenous communities. Her journeys to communities that endure unsafe water in Canada and the United States parallels her own personal journey to connect with her Mohawk identity.

“… an ambitious 104-minute documentary that blends unscripted real-life moments with scripted vignettes to go beyond the template of using statistics and experts to put the spotlight on an issue that transcends geographical boundaries.” – Brittany Hobson, Canadian Press

“… Lack of awareness is a huge challenge for Indigenous people today,” Salas told ICT by phone recently. “Layla Staats is an everywoman and a symbol for a new generation of indigenous young people re-visiting the lessons of the past as they struggle to imagine a more sustainable future…”
Sandra Hale Schulman, Indian Country Today

Awards and Nominations

TIFF (Toronto), 2023 – Official Selection (Premiere)
CUFF (Calgary), 2023 – Official Selection
Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, 2023 – Official Selection


James Burns, Stevie Salas



Film Details

2023, 104 min
USA, Canada

Proudly supported by FNTI

Click to visit online!