Curated by Jason Ryle, Daniel Northway-Frank and Michelle Latimer from the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.
Urban Shaman, imagineNATIVE, and Cinematheque present a unique curatorial program Everyone’s Child in conjunction with Urban Shaman’s 20th Anniversary. By exploring the individual’s journey towards self-realization, these films speak to the hopes, dreams and profound ties that bind generations. Traditional values are reflected through contemporary storytelling to celebrate a distinctive and courageous strength inherent
in the process of discovery and acceptance.
The Joy of Living (La Joie de Vivre) / Dir. Jérémy Vassilou, 2011, Canada, 5 min / Jeremy delivers a message of hope by talking about things that changed his outlook on life in this life affirming profile.
Crash Site / Dir. Sonya Ballantyne, 2015, Canada, 13 min / The story of a displaced young girl, her overwhelmed older sister, and a superhero that brings them together.
My Story / Dir. Shania Tabobondung, 2013, Canada, 9 min / Using simple, yet clever whiteboard animation, a young woman’s personal journey of struggles and courage through her early life are poignantly and artistically depicted in this impressive film debut.
The Middles / Dir. Madison Thomas, 2015, Canada, 13 min / The jocks, the theatre kids, the young loves. Everyone remembers them from school. But what about those kids that people forget? What about the middles?
Where Are You Going? Diane (Oύ Tu Vas Toi? Diane) / Dir. ITWÉ Collective, 2012, Canada, 4 min / A young Indigenous woman reflects on living in an urban environment.
Vessel / Dir. Terril Calder, 2013, Canada, 1 min / A decaying body reflects the greed and desire of man in this boldly compelling meditation on violence.
Assini / Dir. Gail Maurice, 2015, Canada, 13 min / Assini and her friends love to play Cowboys & Indians but nobody wants to be the Indian. When Assini learns that she’s an Indian, her world changes forever.
Throat Song / Dir. Miranda de Pencier, 2011, Canada, 18 min / In a small town in the Canadian Arctic, Ippik, a young Inuk woman is silently suffering from the pains of an abusive relationship, but begins to connect to the stories of other victims and seeks to reclaim her voice.
Sponsored by Urban Shaman + ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.