Makers of celebrated Vancouver film The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open host live Q&A at noon on March 31

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      East Van-set film The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open was named the best Canadian movie of the year by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the Toronto Film Critics Association, and it currently sits at 97 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. 

      Now, the real-time story about two Indigenous strangers thrown together after an incident of domestic abuse, is the subject of a live Q&A scheduled Tuesday (March 31) at noon Pacific Standard Time (3 p.m. EST).

      Filmmakers Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers will both be on hand to take viewers' questions, hosted by levelFILM .

      You can tune in on Instagram (@levelFILM or @thebodyremembersfilm). 

      You can watch the movie on the Apple TV App, Shaw, Rogers, Telus, and Bell on demand.

      Last year, Tailfeathers, who also acts in the film, told the Straight that the plot was based on a real-life experience.

      Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers was walking along Dundas Street in Vancouver’s East Side when she spotted a teenaged woman standing in the downpour without a coat.

      “She was distraught, she was barefoot, she was visibly Indigenous, and she was very pregnant,” the Vancouver actor-director recalled. “Nobody was stopping to help her.”

      In a scene that reflected the opening of the movie, Tailfeathers, a member of the Kainai First Nation and the Sámi from Norway, invited the woman back to her nearby apartment, confident that she could find her help. But getting someone out of a domestic-abuse situation proved not to be so easy—and not just because every shelter she called that day was full.