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Du teweikan à l'électro : Voyage aux sources de la musique autochtone (Teweikan Revived: Spotlight on First Nations Music)

Kim O'Bomsawin (Abenaki) | Producers: Andrée-Anne Frenette, Ian Boyd, Réginald Vollant (Innu)
Canada | 2018 | 52 min | English/French with English Subtitles | Documentary Feature | Toronto Premiere

 Friday, October 19, 2018 | 10:15 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4
Part of
Electro

Indigenous music on Turtle Island started with the drum (teweikan), and it remains a vital instrument in our lives. This energetic, engaging documentary follows three diverse Indigenous artists that are working with the drum in their respective musical practises. Weaving in and out of their lives, the Montreal-based musicians - Moe Clark, Pakesso Mukash and Shuait - each journey back to their home territories and share how their connection to the lands they come from deeply enriches their music and how the drum remains at the core of their creativity.

Kim O'Bomsawin completed a master's degree in sociology before launching her career as a documentary filmmaker. She has collaborated on the development and production of several documentary series for APTN and Canal D. La ligne rouge, a medium-length documentary about young Indigenous hockey players, was her first documentary as a director.