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imagineNATIVE Co-Presents the Refocus Program at aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto

  • AGO, Jackman Hall 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON, M5T 1G4 Canada (map)

Co-Presentation: Refocus (Shorts Program) 
aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival

June 8
7pm
AGO, Jackman Hall

Join us on June 8 for a screening of the Films Program 'Refocus' at the 2017 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

About the Program

Drawing from eclectic filmic styles including stop-motion animation, pseudo-public service announcements and testimonials, sometimes within a single film, this program features and celebrates the contemporary output of indigenous cinema. Collectively, the films presented grapple with the overarching question: how are indigenous communities appropriating a western medium such as cinema to express their lifeways? In many of the films young and old partake in creating a visual representation that reflect a vast cultural history, narrative traditions, and understanding of the known world. These films, mostly created by collectives, alter the age-old paradigm of the auteur as a lone genius.

Films in the Program:

El Sueño de Sonia / Sonia’s Dream - Diego Sarmiento - 2015 • Peru • 14′ • Documentary

Pai Pai. El Origen de los Celos - Combo - 2016 • Mexico • 1’05’’ • Animation

Xhun - Red Tz’ikin - 2014 • Guatemala • 9′ • Fiction

Huichol. El Primer Amanecer - Combo - 2015 • Mexico • 1′05′′ • Animation

Uma Wawa / Niña Agua / Water Girl  - CEFREC/CAIB & Taller Ambulante de Formación Audiovisual TAFA - 2016 • Bolivia • 2′28′′ • Animation

Yaqui. El Chapulin Brujo - Combo - 2016 • Mexico • 3’10’’ • Animation

Lafken Ñi Az / The Ocean Reveals Its Knowledge - Escuela de Cine y Comunicación Mapuche del Aylla Rewe Budi- 2016 • Chile/Canada • 8’01’’ • Documentary

Ushui- Colectivo de comunicadores Bunkuaneiuman (“Para una mejor comunicación”)- 2014 • Colombia • 44′ • Documentary

Event Details available here