The influence of Christianity has had an immense impact on Indigenous worldviews concerning sexuality in general, and sexual and gender diversity specifically. As a result, certain members of our communities such as women, two-spirit people, and sex workers face multiple intersecting forms of discrimination and oppression. Through exploration of topics such as access to culture and community, navigation of family dynamics, and empowered sexuality, the works in this programme resist stigma, claim space, and look damn fierce while doing it.
Indigenous screen-based work often addresses traumatic and emotional subject matter. Tasha Hubbard’s latest documentary, Life & Death in the Prairies (currently in post-production), is an intimate exploration of the history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in the Prairies in relation to the death of Colten Boushie in 2016.
In Her Own Words (Programme Length: 82 minutes) - Beginning with Marjorie Beaucage’s first film then into a film about her family, this program presents her early filmic style, family connections and Métis culture.
Wiñaypacha is a deeply emotional experience and features stunning cinematography that must be seen on the big screen. This landmark film is the first feature filmed entirely in the Aymara language and has swept awards at festivals around the world. The story of Willka and Phaxsi (Sun and Moon in Aymara) will touch your heart and soul.
Join a selection of attending digital media artists as they present and discuss their programmed works. Each day we will present a different selection of artists so there’s always something new to see and hear.
Internal and external landscapes collide in this program of experimental works. Seemingly disparate, yet ultimately related themes of memory, origin, myth, grief, land use, gender - and the study of primordial forms of matter - are all addressed. The end result is an evocative and engaging pondering of the unifying questions: Who are we? Where have we been? Where are we going?