Kaitlyn Yott and Mary Galloway in a still from 'Querencia' (2021)
Querencia (2021) Bright Shadow Productions

ACMI & MQFF present


Mary Galloway | Canada | 2021 | Unclassified (15+)

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Sun 21 Nov 2021

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A heart-warming Indigiqueer web series that grapples with the intricacies of identity.

After Daka (Kaitlyn Yott), a traditional Indigenous woman, leaves her high-school boyfriend of 8 years and family to pursue her dreams of dancing in Toronto, she is faced with the harsh realities of unfulfilled expectations in a city that will eat her alive. In becoming acquainted with Toronto, her effervescent roommate Murry (Sydney Powers) sets up her online dating profile, where an accidental change to her gender preference settings matches her with Abe (Mary Galloway), an aspirating musician who has a fractured past with her Indigenous culture. From their first gathering the chemistry between the two is electric but as they get closer, Daka is forced to confront her queerness and Abe must reconcile with her past.

Querencia is a heart-warming series that grapples with the intricacies of identity. With an extraordinary performance by actor, writer and director Mary Galloway, the film is filled with passionate moments of conflict and tender portrayals of desire. Querencia is an Indigiqueer story about self-discovery, and the journey of connecting, and reconnecting with one’s authentic self.

Format: DCP
Courtesy: Bright Shadow Productions
Runtime: 95 mins

Event duration

95 mins


Unclassified (15+)


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