2017 Dawson City Film Festival Film Fest program - Page 20

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 4 PM @ DANOJA ZHO CULTURAL CENTRE, Front and York Streets FOUR FACES OF THE MOON Amanda Strong, BC, 12m, animation An animated short told in four chapters, exploring the reclamation of language and Nationhood and peeling back the layers of Canada’s colonial history. This is a personal story told through the eyes of director and writer Amanda Strong, as she connects the oral and written history of her family as well as the history of the Metis, Cree and Anishnaabe People and their cultural link to the buffalo. THE RE-NAMING OF PKOLS Steven Davies, BC, 4m, documentary In May 2013, the WSÁNEC´ and Lekwungen Nations led a march to rename a sacred mountain in their territory, honouring their ancestors and history. APIKIWIYAK Shane Belcourt, 13m, Ontario, drama Violence against Indigenous women is something we’d all like to sweep under the rug … both in mainstream Canadian society and within Indigenous families ourselves. It’s occurred for hundreds of years and is now ever present, and it is brutal and disgusting. THE EDIBLE INDIAN Cass Gardiner, Ontario, 18m, documentary The Edible Indian is a short glimpse into the long history of food and it’s role on indigenous identity. Director Cass Gardiner (Algonquin/ Anishinabe) weaves the memories, rights of passage, and spirituality of three First Nation’s chefs as they cook. While re-creating their favorite meal, each chef paints a portrait of how what ends up on the plate tells a story of where they came from, who they are, and where First Nation’s people are headed in the 21st century. 20