WaaPaKe (Tomorrow)

For generations, the suffering of residential school Survivors has radiated outward, impacting Indigenous families and communities. Children, parents and grandparents have contended with the unspoken trauma, manifested in the lingering effects of colonialism: addiction, emotional abuse and broken relationships.

Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin’s deeply personal documentary asks the difficult question: “Who are we without our pain?”

Awards and Nominations

Vancouver International Film Festival (2023) – Best BC Film Award Winner
ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto (2023) – Official Selection
Yellowknife International Film Festival (2023) – Official Selection
Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM, 2023) – Official Selection


Dr Jules Arita Koostachin



Film Details

2023, 80 min