Eli Hirtle


Eli Hirtle is a Victoria-based filmmaker of Nehiyaw (Cree), British/German descent. He is also a beadworker, curator and visual artist whose practice involves documenting and supporting Indigenous cultural resurgence and revitalization. His current interest are learning how to speak his ancestral language of Nehiyawetin, making films and mentoring Indigenous youth to express themselves creatively. He holds a strong belief in the possibilites for art to heal, educate, inform and institage critical discussions. 

Other projects he has directed include Resist: The Unist'ot'en's Call to the Land, Voices on the Rise and Lekwungen: Place to Smoke Herring.

Films by Eli Hirtle