Fort York National Historic Site, Visitor Centre Theatre, 250 Fort York Boulevard Toronto, Ontario  
Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nimmikaage (She Dances for People) (2015 | 3 min), by Michelle Latimer

Both a requiem for and an honouring of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, this short film deconstructs the layers of Canadian nationalism. In the process, it reverses the colonial lens by shifting the balance of power to reclaim the Canadian narrative, putting the enduring strength and resilience of Indigenous women at the forefront.

Sisters & Brothers (2015 | 3 min), by Kent Monkman

In a pounding critique of Canada’s colonial history, this short film draws parallels between the annihilation of the bison in the 1890s and the devastation inflicted on the Indigenous population by the residential school system.

Mobilize (2015 | 3 min), by Caroline Monnet

This short film, crafted entirely out of NFB archival footage by First Nations filmmaker Caroline Monnet, takes us on an exhilarating journey from the Far North to the urban south, capturing the perpetual negotiation between the traditional and the modern by a people moving ever forward.

Naked Island – Hipster Headdress (2017 | 40 s), by Amanda Strong

JUST DON’T DO IT. An unapologetic confrontation of cultural appropriation and everything that’s wrong with hipsters in headdresses.

 

Films presented on a loop every day except Saturday, June 24th 2017.

Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York. More information here.

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