IndigiFemme: Sex Sovereignties

Runtime: 26 min

Festival year: 2017



Tue Aug 15, 9:30pm
Vancity Theatre

IndigiFemme: Sex Sovereignties

Genre(s): Comedy, Documentary, Drama


Self-love, sexuality and an infusion of sass are reoccurring themes in the second half of IndigiFemme. Director Jessie Short sets a first kiss on a sweet grass covered hill in Sweet Night. Preeminent artmakers Dana Claxton and Kent Monkman probe dance and cultural appropriation in their experimental shorts. Jaene Castrillon’s video poem is a promise to love herself as a mixed race Indigenous Colombian/Hong Kong Chinese queer woman living with disabilities. Festival favourite Thirza Cuthand brings us another offbeat romantic Two-Spirit comedy.

Live performance includes the breathtaking burlesque of Shane Sable (Gitxsan) and Ruth Ordare (from the Mohawk Nation), members of the all-Indigenous troupe Virago Nation who focus on rematriating indigenous sexuality and songstress Edzi’u (Tahltan-Tlingit) will mesmerize with her sultry harmonic vocal loops.


Spotlight Sponsor: Vancity

Screening Sponsors: Downtown Vancouver BIA, OPUS Hotel Vancouver

Preceded by:

Sweet Night
Jessie Short | 2017 | 6 min
Two Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com
Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 2017 | 5 min
Her Sugar Is
Dana Claxton | Canada | 2009 | 3 min
A Celebration of Darkness
Jaene Castrillon | Canada | 2017 | 7 min
Dance to Miss Chief
Kent Monkman | 2017 | 5 min