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Moccasins, Kamiks, Transformation

This screening took place on
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:30pm
The Globe Theatre

Remarkable short films by Indigenous filmmakers. Snow Nivi Pedersen, 7m, GRL Shovelling snow in the capital of Greenland is a big part of everyday winter life. Three Nuuk residents share their reflections - and frustrations - about this seemingly never-ending task. The Tao of Snow Shovelling! Three Thousand Asinnajaq, 2017, NU, 14 min Artist Asinnajaq throws a creative net into the National Film Board of Canada’s audiovisual archive, weaving historic footage of the Inuit into a stunningly original animation where she recasts the past, present and future of the Inuit in a surprising new light. Keewaydah (Let’s Go Home) Terril Calder, 2017, MB, 9 min The moth’s powerful transformational gifts can bring us from one world to the next. In this stunning work, the moth brings home 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack and serves for metaphor and call for change in the often fraught relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canada. In English and Ojibwe. Rae Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, 2017, PQ, 12 min Seven-year-old Rae looks forward to the birthday party her mother promised, but as the day continues, Rae watches as the voices in her mother’s head begin to overtake her and Rae must confront her mother’s mental illness as the responsibilities of parenting get reversed. In English and Mohawk. I Like Girls Diane Obomsawin, 2017, PQ, 8 min First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin adapts her graphic novel for the screen, using endearing anthropomorphic figures to tell poignant real-life stories of love. Moccasin Stories Charlene Moore, 2016, MB, 22 min Moccasins are more than footwear. They have the power to show us who we are. This documentary follows the stories and lives of Indigenous women and demonstrates the important role moccasins have played in their lives.
  • Directed by various
  • various, Canada, Greenland
  • 72 minutes

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