Mariah Walkus

Community: Port Hardy, BC


Bio: Mariah was a Grade 11 student and was 17 when she made her film.  Mariah interviewed her Auntie Kathy about a special word that means a lot to her.  Mariah has a strong desire to make language accessible to all people;  she used the idea of a child's board book to introduce Kwak'wala words to her audience.

This is Mariah’s second film, her first film “Halibut Hook” won best youth animation award at the 2014 Cowichan Film Festival.

Film(s): Halibut Hook, Language