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Looking At Edward Curtis

Marie Clements (Métis/Dene)
Canada | 2018 | 23 min | English | Short Documentary | Toronto Premiere

Sun Oct 21 2:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
 
Part of Subject/Object

Director Marie Clements navigates the controversies surrounding American photographer Edward Curtis as she astutely explores his twenty-volume publication, The North American Indian, his thirty-year effort to document the so-called “vanishing Indian.” Through truth-telling interviews with those that either appeared in his images or have familial ties to those that did, Clements shares unique perspectives on manipulated representations embedded in image making.


Marie Clements is an acclaimed and celebrated filmmaker, writer and director with five Leo Awards including Best Production, Best Director and Best Screenwriter, among numerous other awards.  Her most recent film, The Road Forward, screened at imagineNATIVE in 2017 as the Closing Night Gala.