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Film Night 2 : An Evening of Indigenous Short Films

2018-19 Ka'tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts
Film Screening Room
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM (ET)

SHORT 1:

HOLY ANGELS

JAY CARDINAL VILLENEUVE | CANADA | 2017 |

13 MIN | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

On the outskirts of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, stands the

Holy Angels Residential School, an ominous brick building

where hundreds of children were imprisoned. Elder Lena

Wandering Spirit recounts her time at Holy Angels. Her

story takes us on a healing journey that echoes in the

dance of Phoenix, a young girl who is the same age now

that Lena was during her captivity. Their lives bridge the

distance of time and affirm the power that lies within us.

Jay Cardinal Villeneuve (Cree/Métis) is a filmmaker and actor from Slave

Lake, Alberta, currently living in Vancouver. Over the last decade, he

has been a producer and actor, and recorded the private statements of

residential school survivors for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of

Canada, which served as the impetus for Holy Angels.

SHORT 2: KEEWAYDAH

(LET’S GO HOME)

TERRIL CALDER | CANADA | 2017 | 9 MIN | ANIMATION

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.

It serves as a metaphor for a call for change in the

often-fraught relationship between Indigenous

and non-Indigenous Canada.

Terril Calder (Métis) is from Fort Frances, Ontario and currently resides in

Toronto. Her animations have screened at festivals internationally including

Sundance, Oberhausen, and Rotterdam. Her last film, SNIP, premiered at

TIFF, was named as one of Canada’s Top Ten Shorts (2016), and was a

prize winner at the 2017 Berlinale (Generation, 14plus).

SHORT 3: THREE THOUSAND

ASINNAJAQ | CANADA | 2017 | 14 MIN |

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

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. In 14 minutes of luminescent cinema, she

recasts the past, present, and future of the Inuit in a

surprising new light.

This is the first film by Asinnajaq (Inuk) who has also guest curated Channel

51: Igloolik, this year’s spotlight on 30 years of Inuit video art.

SHORT 4: KÉWKU

SEAN STILLER | CANADA | 2017 | 10 MIN | SHORT

DOCUMENTARY

As Shuswap elder Ralph Phillips walks through his territory

picking sage, he reveals the sometimes difficult stories of

his life that have impacted his journey, beginning with his

time at residential school. As he prepares the medicine

and cleanses himself, he reveals the ways he came out of

abuse and trauma to stand strong in his community.

Sean Stiller is an emerging Secwepémc filmmaker based in Toronto who

focuses on Indigenous and social justice issues in Canada, as well as on

experimental and transmedia documentary practice.

SHORT 5: LELUM’ (HOME)

ASIA YOUNGMAN | CANADA | 2017 | 9 MIN |

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Lelum’ (the Hul’qumi’num word for ‘home’) portrays the

strength and beauty of the land from the perspectives

of Indigenous youth. Stunning aerial shots of British

Columbia landscapes are complemented with messages

that speak to our inherent responsibility to protect and

show respect for our home.

Asia Youngman (Cree/Iroquois/Carrier/Métis) is an emerging filmmaker

from Vancouver. A videographer and video editor, Asia developed a

passion for both cinematography and visual effects while at the

Vancouver Film School. Lelum’ is her first short film.

SHORT 6: CREATURA DADA

CAROLINE MONNET | CANADA | 2017 | 4 MIN |

EXPERIMENTAL

Six powerful Native women gather to celebrate a new

beginning and the end of the world as we know it.

Caroline Monnet (Algonquin) is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais,

Quebec, and is currently based in Montréal. She is an alumnus of the

Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab 2016. Her short films have

screened at prominent festivals worldwide including TIFF, Sundance, and

the Berlinale. She was twice nominated for a Canadian Screen Awards for

her short films Roberta (commissioned by imagineNATIVE) and Tshiuetin.

She is currently developing her first feature film entitled Bootlegger.

Presented in collaboration with:

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Packages including this event

Indigenous Festival Film Passes

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Ticket TypePrice
General Public
$12.00
Student
$5.00
Faculty/Staff
$8.00