National Indigenous Day Film Screening

National Indigenous Day Film Screening

June 21, 2018 at 7:00pm

National Indigenous Day Screening

June 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Everyone Welcome   I   Admission is free

Presented as part of our Summer Screening Program for Boarder X which opens on July 6

Please join us at the MacKenzie Art Gallery for an evening of short animations created by Indigenous filmmakers; Colton Wilier, Tasha Hubbard and Amanda Strong.

Selected Shorts:

  • Skateboarder Pants (Directed by Colton Willier, 1 min 32 sec, 2017) A pair of pants rages through town, on a skateboard.
  • Shirtnami (Directed by Colton Willier, 2 min 15 sec, 2017) A Shirtnami takes over a town, only to be conquered by Skateboarding Pants.
  • Buffalo Calling (Directed by Tasha Hubbard, 14 minutes, 2014) Buffalo Calling combines live action and animation to tell the story of one of the last herds of buffalo on the prairies.
  • Four Faces of the Moon (Directed by Amanda Strong, 13 min 40 sec, 2016) Four Faces of the Moon follows the animated journey of an Indigenous photographer as she travels through time. She witnesses moments in her family's history and strengthens her connection to her Métis, Cree and Anishnaabe ancestors. This is a personal story, told in four chapters through the eyes of director and writer Amanda Strong. The oral and written history of her family reveals the story — we witness the impact and legacy of the railways, the slaughter of the buffalo and colonial land policies.
    Four Faces of the Moon contains no English language, relying on sound, image and Indigenous voices to tell the story. This multi-layered approach to storytelling may leave you with more questions than answers: it is an invitation to look into your own understanding of history, legacy and the importance in knowing who you are and where you come from.

Image credit: Still from Four Faces of the Moon, Amanda Strong