SakKijâjuk Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens
Begins: Thursday September 13, 2018
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to host the Decolonizing Lens film and discussion series, featuring free screenings of work by Indigenous filmmakers. Organized by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the University of Manitoba, this year's first screening at the WAG features new work by Echo Henoches, Ossie Michelin, and Glenn Gear. Film screenings will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Ossie Michelin.
Watch films from Nunatsiavut (Inuit region of Labrador), focusing on the effects of hydro development on Indigenous communities in the region and Manitoba. Featuring special guests filmmaker Ossie Michelin (Nunatsiavut) and activist/educator Ramona Neckoway (Manitoba).
6pm • Doors open & reception
7pm • Screening
Discussion to follow.
Goodbye Grand River (Ossie Michelin, 2018, 10 min, rough cuts) documents the Churchill Falls hydro-development project in Labrador.
Shaman (Echo Henoche, 2017, 5 min)
This animated short tells the story of a ferocious polar bear turned to stone by an Inuk shaman. The tale is based on emerging filmmaker Echo Henoche's favourite legend, as told to her by her grandmother in her home community of Nain, Nunatsiavut, on Labrador's North Coast.
Kablunât (Glenn Gear, 2016, 10 min)
Based on an Inuit legend from Labrador, Kablunât explores the complex, intersecting histories of early Inuit and settler life on the North Atlantic coast. This origin story unfolds poetically between the past and the present, between myth and lived experience.