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Film Selections for imagineNATIVE 2001

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Opening Night
Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner
Wednesday , November 21
Bloor Cinema – 506 Bloor St. West (Bloor & Bathurst)
Against All Odds
Thursday November 22
Innis College – Town Hall
5 – 7 p.m.

Film selections that highlight the internal struggle of the human spirit and how perseverance and passion can save souls and relight fires.

Drama’s The Name
Thursday, November 22
Innis College – Town Hall
7 – 9 p.m.

From tales of horror to introspective shorts, these films are sure to entertain, enlighten and shock.

Experimental Film & Video
Thursday, November 22
Innis College – Town Hall
9 – 11 p.m.

This program involves filmmakers taking risks with conventional film genres. In most cases style, substance and form are skewered until the obvious seems remote and the bizarre becomes familiar.

Nunavut Stories
Thursday, November 22
OISE – Sidney Smith Hall
252 Bloor St. W.
5 - 7 p.m.

Canada’s newest territory has many voices yet to be heard. In this program two films capture the essence of the new territory through a fictional drama based on a traditional legend and a study of modern day political life in Nunavut

Residential Schools
Thursday, November 22
OISE – Sidney Smith Hall
252 Bloor St. W.
9 – 11 p.m

*THIS PROGRAM IS TENTATIVE AS OF FESTIVAL PRESS LAUNCH*

The experience of the residential schools is felt through these emotional films that chronicle the lives of survivors and their struggle to overcome the ghosts that hunt them.

Stories from Australia and New Zealand
Thursday, November 22
OISE – Sidney Smith Hall
252 Bloor St. W.
7 – 9 p.m

This program offers its viewers a unique opportunity to delve into the lives of Aboriginal people in New Zealand and Australia

Keeping Our Traditions Alive
Friday, November 23
Innis College – Room 222
3 - 5 p.m.

Whether individuals are teaching language to our children or community members are reconnecting with the past by building canoes, this program exemplifies what filmmakers on the whole are attempting to do – to preserve

Chiapas Works
Friday, November 23
Innis College – Room 222
7 – 9 p.m.

Filmmakers from Mexico share their culture, their politics and their strength as outspoken leaders for indigenous rights

New Works From Brazil
Friday, November 23
Innis College – Room 222
1 - 3 p.m.

Two films are featured that expose Brazilians to the colourful culture of Indians who live traditionally and have the knowledge about centuries-old rituals.

Stories Of Survival
Friday, November 23
Innis College – Town Hall
1 – 3 p.m

These productions open up doors to cultural issues and activities that mainstream media don’t usually cover. They highlight sports, language and land issues from a refreshing point of view

OJO DEL CONDOR/EYE OF THE CONDOR:
A Showcase of Emerging Video from Bolivia
Friday, November 23
Innis College – Town Hall
3 – 5 p.m

Presented by the National Museum of the American Indian

Youth Program
Saturday, November 24
SkyDome Green Room – 1 Blue Jay Way
3 – 5 p.m

These films document the plight of aboriginal youth from plots that involve urban racism to uplifting dramas on the benefits of following one’s dream.

ImagineNATIVE Multimedia Submissions
401 Richmond Street West, Suite
November 21-26
Sandra Sunrising Osawa
Retrospective
Friday, November 23
Innis College – Room 222
5 - 7 p.m.

World Premier
Gathering of Indigenous Artists from the Pacific Rim

Artistis gather in Olympia Washington to create new works of art and to hold a dialog among themselves. Highlighted artists are Maori (New Zealand), Hawaiin, American Indian & Canadian Natives.


 

imagineNATIVE media arts festival 2001, November 21-24, Toronto, Canada
Festival Hotline (416) 585-2333