The Festival this year honours our late friends, Michele Sereda and Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, who were tragically lost in a car accident on February 10th, 2015. Michele Sereda was our performance mentor in our community collaborative projects with La Ronge and Cumberland House. Our last project with her, Berries and Bannock, premiered at the Performing Turtle Island Symposium held earlier this year at the University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada. Lacy Morin-Desjarlais was a multi-talented artist and an emerging media artist who wanted to curate screenings for us. They were great friends and deeply loved by all of our organization. We carry on sharing their work and honouring their legacy.
November 25, 2015
The Pass System
7pm, Education Auditorium, E106
University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway
Panel with Dr. Shauneen Pete, Elder Jacob Pete and Director Alex Williams to follow
Co-presented with the University of Regina
December 7, 2015
Independent Visions mispon Curatorial Mentorship Screening in partnership with the Dunlop Art Gallery and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.
7pm, Regina Public Library Theatre
2311 12th Avenue, Regina, SK
Emerging curator and current U of R film student, Louise BigEagle, programmed a great selection of shorts spotlighting stories of indigenous women of all ages from around the world. Special thanks to imagineNATIVE for kindly giving access to the mediatheque of programmed shorts from the 16th imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival in Toronto, ON.
Alone and visibly distressed, Debbie struggles to move on with her life, but when dark whispers from a profoundly tragic event from her past cannot be ignored, Debbie embraces the necessity to heal.
Assini and her friends love to play Cowboys & Indians – but nobody wants to be the Indian. When Assini learns that she’s an Indian, her world changes forever.
Balmoral Hotel is the life story of a First-Nations sex-worker from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, told through dance.
Ma is a story about one woman’s strength, weakness, love and humanity in a world that has almost forgotten her.
December 11, 2015
mispon After Dark
8pm, Rainbow Cinemas
3806 Albert Street
A very special evening double feature screening of films intended for a mature audience. Co-presented by imagineNATIVE and sponsored in part, by the Department of Film at the University of Regina. Special guest, Chasing the Light director Blackhorse Lowe in attendance!
Strong language, adult situations.
Unnuap Taarnerpaaffiani (When the Darkness Comes)
Horror, Greenland, Greenlandic with English subtitles
December 20, 2015
Elder in the Making
2pm, Schumiatcher Theatre,
MacKenzie Art Gallery,
3475 Albert Street
December 21, 2015
Closing feast and Festival Dedication 5pm