Our film program begins with the self-discoveries of an Indigenous child, the focus of Cree/Métis director Gail Maurice's latest short narrative, Assini. Inuk director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril illuminates complex relationships in an outpost in Nunavut in AVILIAQ (ENTWINED). Celebrated iconoclasts Shelley Niro and Kent Monkman use sharp satire to resist colonial narratives in their award- winning experimental films, while African and Cherokee multi-media artist Indira Allegra poetically explores healing her sexuality.
Nock (Michif) and Ookishkimaanisii (Anishinaabe-kw).
Special IndigiFemme live performances with poets and storytellers Samantha Screening
Assini | Gail Maurice | Canada | 2015 | 13 min
AVILIAQ (ENTWINED) | Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | Canada | 2015 | 13 min
Mary | Kent Monkman | Canada | 2014 | 15 min | Inuktitut with English subtitles
Blue Covers | Indira Allegra | Canada | 2008 | 4 min
The Shirt | Shelley Niro | Canada | 2003 | 4 min
Spotlight Sponsor: Vancity
Screening Sponsors: Downtown Vancouver BIA, OPUS Hotel Vancouver