IndigiFemme: Body Sovereignties

Runtime: 49 min

Festival year: 2017



Tue Aug 15, 7:00pm
Vancity Theatre

IndigiFemme: Body Sovereignties

Genre(s): Documentary, Drama

Opening comments with Si Sityaawks (Jessica Wood) and Sarah Hunt.

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.

Special IndigiFemme live performances with poets and storytellers Samantha Nock (Michif) and Ookishkimaanisii (Anishinaabe-kw).



Spotlight Sponsor: Vancity

Screening Sponsors: Downtown Vancouver BIA, OPUS Hotel Vancouver

Preceded by:

Gail Maurice | Canada | 2015 | 13 min
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | 2015 | 13 min
Kent Monkman | 2014 | 16 min
Inuktitut with English subtitles
Blue Covers
Indira Allegra | Canada | 2017 | 4 min
The Shirt
Shelley Niro | 2003 | 4 min