Indigenous Film Series @ Woodsworth


With Guest Artist Alexandra Lazarowich

62 minutes (14+)

land/scape, a selection of short films created by Indigenous filmmakers, presented at the 20th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, 2019. The films reveal personal narratives between the land and self. See synopses below.

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Alexandra Lazarowich (Cree) | 2019 | 5 min
Shot on 16mm, LAKE riffs off classic verite cinema to share a contemporary portrait of Metis women net fishing in Northern Alberta.

Caribou in the Archive
Jennifer Dysart (Cree) | 2019 | 8 min
A home movie of a Cree woman hunting is saved from being lost forever, but how does it compare to official Canadian history of northern Manitoba?

Mni Wiconi: Mitakuyelo
Victoria Anderson-Gardner (Ojibwe) | 2019 | 12 min
Nearly a year after meeting at the Oceti Sakowin camp during the NoDAPL resistance movement at Standing Rock, five Indigenous Water Protectors are reunited in Toronto.

Ahkâmêyimo nitânis
Candy Fox (Cree) | 2019 | 12 min
A young couple narrate a poetic and hopeful love letter to their young daughter, reflecting the dreams of a new generation of Indigenous parents still healing from the traumas of colonialism.

Thunder Rolling Home
Sharon Isaac (Ojibway) | 2019 | 6 min
Thunder Rolling home (Kewaquom) is a film about my father’s time spent in the residential school system and the courage it took to reclaim his heritage.

I Was Lost and You Were Dreaming
Sarah Houle (Métis) | 2019 | 4 min
Lovers in a dystopian time of revolution navigate between the human plane and that of the Mannegishi or fairy folk.

Chad Charlie (Ahousaht) | 2019 | 11 min
A young chief, Uu?uu~tah is entrusted to be the whale hunter of his village. In order to undertake such a task, his grandmother leads him along the long hard path of his rite of purification and growth.

The Fake Calendar
Meky Ottawa (Atikamewk) | 2019 | 2 min
A neon glimpse into a personal world within an urban landscape. From FOMO to JOMO, The Fake Calendar is an artist’s expression of how people come up with interesting and creative ways to avoid social functions in favour of their own private space.

Zombies and Indians
Keith Lawrence (Cree) | 2018 | 12 min
It’s the zombie apocalypse, and two friends Kirt and Will are on watch at the barricades surrounding the Rez. With visions and ammunition, can they save the Rez from another Zombie attack?

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with imagineNATIVE Film + Media. Our Partnership will bring a Series of commissioned Films to our Woodsworth Community in the comfort of your own home. Each Film will also offer a Q&A with the filmmakers and imagineNATIVE staff. We will be virtually screening Films bi-weekly on Wednesdays. Please join us as we celebrate Indigenous Film + Media.

imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organization is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio, and digital media.

While this partnership was created through Woodsworth College we welcome participants from the broader community to join us. To get information about upcoming screenings complete our registration form.

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