mispon has hosted four biannual festivals after being guided by an Elder to do so. Upon completing that cycle, mispon will hold their first annual film festival in Cumberland House, SK and Regina, SK from November 9-30.
November 9, 2013, in Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, mispon will hold a community screening of our outreach work with youth in the community, “A Day in the Delta” a short documentary compiled of footage shot by filmmakers Ann Verrall, Janine Windolph, Trudy Stewart, Pierrette Settee, the Cumberland House media club and edited by Ann Verrall. and “Pierrette’s Gran”, a short documentary by Trudy Stewart featuring interviews with Pierrette Settee. We will also screen work by SaskCulture Aboriginal Art and Culture Leader and local filmmaker, Pierrette Settee. Settee is doing amazing work leading the youth and passing on her storytelling skills with a media club she organizes with local youth, now in its third year. We will also screen two shorts from our outreach project in La Ronge “Stories of Mistassini”. “Tristen” featuring youth Metis fiddler Tristen Derocher from La Ronge and “Behind the Scenes” shot by the La Ronge workshop participants while working on their film “Sightings”.
November 16, 2013, mispon will host A Showcase of Saskatchewan Commuunities at the Neutral Ground Art Gallery, 1856 Scarth Street at 4 p.m. Thanks to Sasktel, we are able to bring the Cumberland House Media Club to Regina to talk about their great work in the media club around the Saskatchewan Delta and their experience in our workshops, writing the script and shooting the short film. Also being screened is work from our youth outreach project in La Ronge, SK, with filmmakers Ann Verrall, Janine Windolph and performance artist Michele Serada.
November 29, 2013, 7pm at the First Nations University of Canada, we pay tribute to “Walking With Our Sisters”, a traveling art exhibit made of 1600+ vamps acknowledging the missing and murdered Indigenous women. We will be screening a special selection of short films dealing with missing and murdered Indigenous women. Event is free and open to the public.
November 30, 2013, the WORLD PREMIERE of Bread Thieves takes place as the Artful Dodger at 6pm. Metis producer, Dawn Bird, will be in attendance.