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August 16, 2022

Screening & Colloquium: The International First Peoples Festival Présence Autochtone



Screening: Reciprocity Project, Season One
Tuesday, August 16 - 9 p.m.

Location: Cinema du Musée

When the planet is in danger, there is a need to return to the foundations of indigenous wisdom to find a remedy for the evils that threaten the very survival of humanity. Reciprocity Project is an initiative that highlights the ancestral knowledge of First Peoples. The first season brings together shorts in which tradition bearers answer the question "What does the word reciprocity mean to you?"

Colloquium Looking at the Americas
Monday, August 15
at Heart of science UQAM, Montreal
Tuesday, August 16 at Legion Hall, Kahnawake

Since its creation in 2009, the international symposium Indigenous Views of the Americas has questioned the role of Indigenous cinematographic experiences and visions in what the Americas are and can become in the perspective of decolonized futures. Held as part of the Festival international Présence Aboriginal, its objective is to build bridges between the university and the world of cinema and Aboriginal media.

The symposium is organized from Queen's University, in partnership with Land InSights and in collaboration with the Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Cultural and Linguistic Centre.

The 8th colloquium, which will be held in Kahnawake and Montreal on August 15 and 16, 2022, will examine the notions of connection, support and crisis based on the following questions: What sustains Indigenous cinema? What does Indigenous cinema support?

Confirmed presenters include:

Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki documentarian, NFB), Sterlin Harjo (Semino Nation director), David Hernández Palmar (Wayuu director), Briar Grace-Smith (Māori screenwriter and director), Roxann Whitebean (Mohawk director), Paula Baeza Pailamilla (director Mapuche), Nicolas Renaud (U. Concordia, Wendat director), Deborah Walker-Morrison (U. of Auckland, Waiora Maori Film Festival), Brent Horne (Mohawk director), Natalia Möller Gonzáles (U. Universidad Católica de Chile), Brit Hensel (Cherokee director), Marie-Hélène Jeannotte(U. Queen's), Raohseraha:wi Hemlock (Mohawk director), Kerstin Knopf (U. Bremen), Faith Oriwia Henare Stewart (Māori director), Smaro Kamboureli (U. Toronto), Chris Newell (passamaquoddy director), Neegan Trudel Siouï (Wendat director), Kaniehtiio Horn (Mohawk actress), Leo Koziol (Māori, Waiora Maori Film Festival), Kim O'bomsawin (Abenaki director, Innu land), Ángeles Cruz (Mixtec director), Marion Konwanénhon Delaronde (Cultural and linguistic center Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa), André Dudemaine(Lands in sight).