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STU to host Inaugural Indigenous Film Festival
December 17, 2019
The Senate Committee on Reconciliation is organizing an inaugural Indigenous Film Festival from January 30- February 1.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 AT 7PM
New Brunswick Premiere of Alanis Obomsawin’s Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger (2019).
The film tells the story of how the life of Jordan River Anderson initiated a battle for the rights of Indigenous children to receive the same standard of social, health, and educational services as the rest of the Canadian population.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 7PM
TED DAIGLE AUDITORIUM
An evening of short films from Maritime Indigenous Filmmakers:
A Prayer for the Lost
Two spirits—a young woman and a child—communicate to one another about the stories of their demise. Confused and lost, they long for the family they left behind.
An anti-narrative surrounding the events of a dying woman, which is shown slowly through caesura of time.
A non-narrative short film
(films to be determined)
When Maria falls asleep while trying to find a connection to her estranged family, a mysterious figure appears to her and leads her on a surreal journey that is full of surprises and unexpected lessons. In this experimental film-made debut, Tracing Blood tells the story of one woman’s search for family and the deep-rooted connectedness that she finds instead.
Anishkutapeu is a short documentary that explores the connection between land and archives in the Innu community of Uashat in Sept-Îles, Quebec. A source of well-being, traditional knowledge, and identity, land and familial territories are an essential part of what it means to be Innu.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 AT 7PM
TED DAIGLE AUDITORIUM
New Documentary by award-winning Mi’kmaq Filmmaker Cathy Martin
This documentary is on Mi’kmaw women basket makers and their contribution to the traditional art form and economy.
** In addition, Alanis Obomsawin will be hosting a film-making workshop for students on Friday afternoon, January 31st, and all day on Saturday, February 1st.
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