Alanis Obomsawin: In Discussion
Moderated by Kerry Swanson
Thu Oct 18 5:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
The legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has left an indelible mark on the fabric of Indigenous and Canadian screen cultures. Her 50 films are powerful legacies to the stories of Indigenous people in Canada and Alanis remains a vital force in our community. Forever tireless, dedicated and strong, Alanis continues her commitment to bringing Indigenous perspectives to the screen with new works in development and in production. Her lifelong passion for the rights and dignity of children have been central themes in her recent work, including her upcoming documentary focused on Jordan's Principal which is slated for completion in 2019. Join Alanis for this compelling discussion on her perspectives on the current state of Indigenous screen production and what she envisions and hopes for the future. This panel will feature a sneak peek at her documentary currently in production.