Runtime: 49 min
Festival year: 2017
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
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