17 - 27 Nov. 2022
Burdened by three unfinished short films, a filmmaker confronts his anxieties by launching into a playful and introspective deep dive.See full details
Inner Lines is a poignant historical account and a haunting reflection on the eternal return of violence across time and space.See full details
Edris Abdi, Awara Omer | 2021 | Kurdish | S.T English
A man spends his days patiently and calmly awaiting death while he works in a laboratory where autopsies are conducted.See full details
Barbora Bereznáková | 2022 | Slovak | S.T English
The experimental Slovakian short film Strigov explores death, grief, and finality through the soft yet unsettling whispers of a child.See full details
Masako Tsumura, Erik Shirai | 2022 | Japanese | S.T English
Illustrating the complexity of grief, a man learns to scuba dive to find the body of his wife, missing since the terrible 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.See full details
Félix Lamarche | 2022 | French | S.T English
A Night Song bears witness to the last days of Noella, an elderly woman who has chosen to receive medical assistance in dying at home.See full details
An important and often personal work of memory, History Will Judge captures the uncertainty about the future of a country emerging from 52 years of civil war.See full details
Josée Benjamin | 2022 | French | S.T English
An intimate story of marine life where a young man recounts his dream of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming the captain of his own fishing boat.See full details
Sofía Brockenshire | 2022 | English, Spanish, Korean | S.T English
Blending the past and present, this film portrays a bold and sonically rich family portrait about home, displacement, and current major immigration movements.See full details
The desert of Morocco is known as one of the epicentres of meteorite falls, and the fragments of these astral relics are keenly sought-after.See full details
Through a surprising dialogue between botany and film preservation, this work offers a freely rigorous reflection on conservation and ephemerality.See full details
Ziel Karapotó | 2019 | Portuguese | S.T English
For over five centuries, colonization has appropriated Indigenous bodies, cultures, languages, and souls. Ziel Karapotó creates a ritualized reimagining of history.See full details
Roney Freitas, Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali | 2016 | maxacali, Portuguese | S.T English
The Maxakali nation recalls the formation of the first Rural Indigenous Guard under military dictatorship in Brazil after more than 40 years.See full details
Wewito Piyãko | 2012 | Portuguese | S.T English
A sensitive look at childhood in Ashaninka focuses on learning both in, and even more so, out of the classroom.See full details
Takumã Kuikuro | 2014 | kuikuro, Portuguese | S.T English
The Kuikuro family leave their Indigenous community to visit the famous Rio de Janeiro. Through their discoveries, the imagined city is reinvented.See full details
In Malargüe, Argentina, shepherds work in the heat. Veranada is both a contemplative portrait and a cry of alarm about the impacts of global warming.See full details
João Vieira Torres | 2021 | English | S.T English
In this film-performance, the filmmaker wanders an art exhibition, denouncing the white gaze through a simple question no one dares answer.See full details
Réal Junior Leblanc | 2022 | Innu-Aimun, French | S.T English
By masterfully using words in a language imposed by colonization and through powerful cinematic slam, the film expresses a harsh critique of our relationship with Mother Earth.See full details
Amira Louadah | 2022 | Algerian | S.T English
What first appears as educational coverage transforms into a philosophical exploration revealing Algerian society's past and present malaises.See full details
Natalie Murao | 2022 | English, Japanese | S.T English
The filmmaker Natalie Murao questions her grandfather on his experience in an internment camp for Japanese citizens in Canada during the Second World War.See full details
Julie Sando | 2022 | Japanese | S.T English
Fusing reality and fiction, the filmmaker undertakes a complex search for identity as she visits her grandmother in Japan.See full details
Helène Bourgault, Helen Doyle | 1979 | French
Chaperons rouges is one of the first Quebec documentaries to address sexual violence directly. Coproduced by Vidéo Femmes and the Groupe Intervention Vidéo , this bold, incisive documentary, in hybrid form, heralded the beginnings of a flourishing revolution.See full details
Héloïse Bargain | 2021 | French
In a brutal cinematographic letter to her attacker, a woman flips the roles to describe some details of an imagined revenge.See full details
Daily life in Norilsk, which seems to exist in another time and space, leads us to question our own life.See full details
This roundtable aims to bear witness to the collective experience of editorializing the archives and creating narratives around the first few years of the Video Femmes collective (1973–1993). Additionally, it will address the ethical, technical, and theoretical questions raised by the remediation of such a body of work.
Moderator: Hubert Sabino-Brunette
Participants: Julia Minne, Marina Gallet, Nicolas Dulac, Nicole Giguère, Helen Doyle, and Johanne Fournier.
Rather than describe this live performance of music and projections by Philippe Léonard and CHRIST, the artists have decided to turn this space over to Cindy Blackstock, with her consent.
"A post-apology 'To-Do' List" by Cindy Blackstock, member of the Gitxsan Nation and Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.
The Pope apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. It was meaningful for some Residential School Survivors, and I am so grateful that it brought them some comfort. However, when victims must travel to Rome to ask for an apology, greater scrutiny is needed to ensure the apology delivers justice for the victims and is not just a proforma release of responsibility for the offender. As an Elder eloquently told the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1996, “integrity is when words have meaning.”
The Pope’s apology began by recognizing the Governor General and the prime minister (which are both offices arising from colonialism), before mentioning the Residential School Survivors and the children who died to whom this apology is properly addressed. It talked about the future but was light on accountability and action and peppered with requests for God to forgive the Church. There is still time to ensure this apology has meaning, so I am calling on the Pope to commit to the following actions on behalf of the Catholic Church and the Holy See:
1- Publicly rescind the 1493 papal bull “Inter Caetera” that gave effect to the Doctrine of Discovery “legalizing” the unjust taking of Indigenous lands worldwide and continues to be cited by courts and governments to legitimize colonial land title.
2- Conduct an independent and credible records review to ensure that the Church and Holy See provide all residential school records in its possession to entities authorized by Indigenous Peoples.
3- Repatriate anything taken from Indigenous Peoples by the Church or Holy See, including lands, cultural artifacts, records and human remains.
4- Decolonize the Church and Holy See by reforming Catholic teachings and practices that interfere with Indigenous Peoples’ rights, paying particular attention to ensuring that Church teachings do not infringe on the human rights and dignity of all Indigenous Peoples, including women and girls and LGBTQAI2S+ and gender diverse persons.
5- Take significant and positive measures to promote Indigenous Peoples’ rights globally, including the promotion of their self-determined spiritual beliefs and practices.
6- Reform the Church to protect all children and other vulnerable persons against all forms of abuse and hold perpetrators and those who enable them accountable whilst providing meaningful reparations and supports to victims.
7- Ensure the Church (not parishioners) provides just reparations to Residential School Survivors and the estates of children who died.
8- Conduct a review of the Church’s global injustices to determine where apologies accompanied by meaningful justice should be offered instead of waiting for victims to “ask.”
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended residential schools and suffered so deeply and those who died there deserve this and more.
Live music and projections performance by Philippe Léonard and CHRIST
Presented in collaboration with Suoni Per Il Popolo.
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