Cara Mumford’s vibrant dance film is at once a cry of protest and a plea for healing and purification, inspired by the prevalence of violent victimization experienced by Canada’s Indigenous women.
Art and Expression
Nov. 14 - 9:00 PM
The eloquence of art takes centre stage in these five diverse films. Through documentary, drama, and performance, these passionate and moving films confirm that art can take us to unparalleled new levels of understanding, awareness, and self-expression.
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This short documentary captures a multidisciplinary project that brought together artists Colette Balcaen, of Manitoba, and Pascal Jaouen of France (Brittany), who collaborated with weaver Carole James, and renowned Métis embroiderers Jennine Krauchi and Jenny Meyer, on a textile installation that explores the reinvention of tradition, and the ongoing connections between Metis and francophone culture.
Struggling to adapt to an alien culture, and neglected by her emotionally distant mother, a young violinist prepares for a special performance in this poignant, poetic film.
A collaboration between filmmaker Danielle Sturk and acclaimed artist Rebecca Belmore, Treaty Number 3 is a video portrait of Belmore’s latest visual and performance art hybrid. Belmore’s project is inspired by the words of chief Mawe-do-pe-nais during treaty negotiations regarding Belmore’s ancestral land.
A moving drama artfully directed by Myriam Magassouba, Where I am sees a bereaved teenage ballet student find a conduit for her unspeakable grief in the transcendent power of dance.