First Nations film fest comes to Windermere

WINDERMERE — The World Anew is a project presented by Vancouver-based Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society that explores contemporary First Nations film through three main components: a touring film screening, mentored youth film production workshops, and an interactive website.

WINDERMERE — The World Anew is a  project presented by Vancouver-based Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society that explores contemporary First Nations film through three main components: a touring film screening, mentored youth film production workshops, and an interactive website.

Audiences are invited to experience The World Anew through short films by six Aboriginal filmmakers.

These films celebrate a multitude of First Nations identities in Canada, as well as past and current Indigenous forms of exchange through diverse forms and genres — from documentary, to narrative, to experimental.

Filmmakers and selected films include: Banchi Hanuse (Nuxalk), Cry Rock; Zoe Leigh Hopkins  (Heiltsuk/Mohawk), Ktunaxa: Our First Voices; Kate Kroll and Marilyn Thomas (Saulteaux), Shi-Shi-Etko; Terrance Houle (Blood Tribe), Friend or Foe; Kelvin Redvers (Métis — Dené), Firebear Called them Faith Healers; Bear Witness (Cayuga Six Nations), Apanatschie and her Redheaded Wrestler.

The World Anew will tour to nine locations in B.C.’s interior Kootenay and Ktunaxa regions, with youth film production workshops scheduled for Vancouver, Nelson, and Windermere and the Akisqnuk First Nation.

The program is accompanied by curators Jennifer Cane and Marilyn Thomas (Saulteaux), who will lead a post-screening Q and A.  Admission is free, with a suggested donation.

The World Anew stops in Windermere September 20 at 7 p.m. at the Akisqnuk First Nation Hall.

The film workshop runs September 24 in the same space from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The workshop is open to youth aged 12 to 20. Pre-register by calling 604-685-3841 or emailing info@cineworks.ca.

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