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In a time of severe environmental degradation and global uncertainty, the buffalo can lead us to a better tomorrow. After a dark recent history, the buffalo herds of North America are awaiting their return to the Great Plains, aided by dedicated Indigenous activists, leaders and communities, including award-winning Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard (nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up). Together with Blackfoot Elder Leroy Little Bear, Hubbard weaves an intimate story of humanity’s connections to buffalo and eloquently reveals how their return can usher in a new era of sustainability and balance. On her journey, Hubbard explores the challenges faced by buffalo allies and shares the positive steps already taken towards the ultimate—but uncertain—goal of buffalo rematriation. Richly visualized and deeply uplifting, Singing Back the Buffalo is an epic reimagining of North America through the lens of buffalo consciousness and a potent dream of what is within our grasp.

Distributor: Cinema Politica


  • Director(s)

    • Tasha Hubbard
  • Producer(s)

    • Tasha Hubbard
    • Jason Ryle
    • George Hupka
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Bonnie Thompson
  • Writer(s)

    • Tasha Hubbard
  • Editor(s)

    • Hans Olson
  • Cinematography

    • George Hupka
  • Composer

    • Melody McKivor
    • John McMillan
  • Sound

    • Johnny Blerot
  • Animation

    • Justin Stephenson
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