Runtime: 26 min
Festival year: 2017
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
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