APTN + NFB present
in collaboration with Millbrook First Nation
A Free Screening Event!
Followed by a Q&A with Filmmaker/Curator Asinnajaq
Saturday, September 15th
The Millbrook Gymnasium
852 Willow Street, Millbrook, NS
My father was born in a spring igloo—half snow, half skin. I was born in a hospital, with jaundice and two teeth. Inuit artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people in a radiant new light. Diving into the NFB’s vast archive, she parses the complicated cinematic representation of the Inuit, harvesting fleeting truths and fortuitous accidents from a range of sources—newsreels, propaganda, ethnographic docs, and work by Indigenous filmmakers. Embedding historic footage into original animation, she conjures up a vision of hope and beautiful possibility.
With insight, humour and compassion Mohawk Girls takes us inside the lives of three teenagers as they tackle the issues of identity, culture and family. They are outspoken, honest and wise beyond their years. Deeply emotional yet unsentimental, Mohawk Girlsreveals the hope, despair, heartache and promise of growing up Indigenous at the beginning of the 21st century.
Truro Power Centre
This video was created by AANDC, to show the Economic Development success of the Truro Power Centre.