A stellar selection of 13 film and digital works by Indigenous creators, including both opening and closing night films.
The world premiere of Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s short documentary Holy Angels will be featured as part of the festival’s Opening Night Gala, with Marie Clements’ The Road Forward showcased on Closing Night. Legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin will be on hand with Our People Will Be Healed, her 50th film in her 50th year of a distinguished career, along with Tasha Hubbard’s feature doc Birth of a Family.
There’s a strong slate of Indigenous animation, including the world premiere of Echo Henoche’s Shaman, the Ontario premieres of Christopher Auchter’s The Mountain of SGaana and Asinnajaq’s Three Thousand, as well as a screening of Diane Obomsawin’s multi-award-winning I Like Girls.
Indigenous leadership in digital, interactive and VR creation will be explored through Katherena Vermette and Alicia Smith’s Instagram project What Brings Us Here; the interactive essays Xinona by Walter Kaheró:ton Scott, The Cache by Michelline Ammaaq and Bonnie Ammaaq, and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Tetepiskat; as well as a prototype of the upcoming virtual reality work West Wind (Tegs’g) by director Jeff Barnaby.
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