New Indigiqueer Cinema
Nov 1 | 7:00pm
@ Innis Town Hall
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
** NOTE: This screening has now gone rush. If you would like to attend, please come to the venue at least 15 minutes prior to start time and we will admit people as space becomes available.
These bold works will take you on a whirlwind trip through the stories being told in Indigiqueer/2Spirit communities today. From contemplations on trans identity and transformation, celebrity interviews, a bleeding cervix, a future without white people, Indigenous medicines and masculinities, to some tried and true snaglines, this program is a great vision of the current state of a diverse community with strong oral traditions.
Approximate running time: 65 minutes.
No Place For Bad Memories
dir. Evelyn Pakinewatik | Canada | 2018 | 2 min
Evelyn Pakinewatik offers an introspective experiment that explores trauma, memory, and healing spaces. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.
dir. Raven Cameron | Canada | 2018 | 4 min
An Indigenous Dungeons and Dragons group faces their final nemesis: Justin Trudeau. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.
dir. Zephyr McKenna | Canada | 2018 | 3 min
Noolíhkamun explores how gender and identity are intertwined with language, and what this means in the face of a centuries-long and ongoing cultural genocide. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.
nintaandjinaagowiihidis//i transform myself
dir. Connor Pion | Canada | 2018 | 6 min
Connor Pion’s new short is one mixed-race urban-Indigenous 2 Spirit-trans neechie’s prayer, ceremony, and activiation for a potent shapeshifting potion. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.
My Pride Is
dir. Wāpahkēsīs (Keisha Erwin Roberts) | Canada | 2018 | 4 min
In My Pride Is, Wāpahkēsīs (Keisha Erwin Roberts) reflects on what Pride means to themselves as a non-binary filmmaker, as well as how it relates to their other marginalized identities. They assert that they can not fully celebrate pride without celebrating their other identities, which is a struggle as an Indigenous person to Turtle Island who lives on land that has been stolen, occupied, and colonized. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.
dir. Monique Romeiko | Canada | 2016 | 4 min
Like something out of an anthropologist’s dream, contemporary dance artist Monique Romeiko has amassed a treasury of LOVE LETTERs in a dizzying variety of forms. Faced with artifacts in every medium, from the earnest and deeply personal hand-written note to the unscripted, courageously immediate text message, she explores, through dance and film, the mysteries of love connections. What will humans whisper to each other about love?
dir. Vanessa Dion Fletcher | Canada | 2018 | 6 min
A cervix drips blood while an audience describes their own cervixes and relationships to their bodies.
dir. Chandra Melting Tallow & Elle-Maija Tailfeathers | Canada | 2018 | 14 min
Two hosts interview celebrities about love and her sister intimacy, with a backdrop of pop culture and an underlying message about intergenerational trauma.
dir. Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 2018 | 13 min
After white people leave Earth en masse for Mars, the Indigenous people left behind contemplate their place in healing the world and imagine a brighter future after the biggest problem has gone.
Prayers For Dreamy Boys
dir. Fallon Simard | Canada | 2018 | 4 min
Dreamy Boys applies traditional Indigenous medicine and ecological knowledge to trans masculine bodies to dream alternate masculinities.
dir. Howard Adler | Canada | 2017 | 5 min
In the Native community, “snagging” is slang for picking up, or hooking up, with that special person you’ve had your eye on. In this short film, “What’s your best Snagline?” is the question that’s posed to the local Indigenous community in Ottawa, resulting in fun and tantalizing responses.