Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema creates a space for scholars, Native filmmakers/ videomakers, distributors and producers as well as people from local indigenous communities to meet and discuss in order to bring about a collaborative reflection on Indigenous cinema in the Americas. The 2nd edition of Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oka crisis of 1990 by proposing activities on the role of film in this significant event.
Elizabeth Weatherford (Film and Video Center, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian), Lorna Roth (U. Concordia), Leire Fernández (UNESCO, Cuba), Reaghan Tarbell (director, USA), Michèle Rouleau (producer, Canada), Freya Schiwy (U. of California), Kenneth Deer (The Eastern Door, Kahnawake) and other guests.
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – INRS, 385 Sherbrooke Street East
Production and distribution of Indigenous cinema, new media and public spaces.
FRiDAY, JUNE 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – KATERI HALL, Kahnawake
The encounter of arts and politics in Indigenous cinema. The camera as witness to history.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – KATERI HALL, Kahnawake
20 years after the Oka crisis. The role of films in the event and its aftermath: from their making to their public reception.
Conferences, panels, round table discussion. Free admission! With simultaneous translation!
PROGRAM AND INFO: www.gira.info
This first colloquium-forum by Artial : art & social will bring together artists, academics, curators and commissioners for free conferences, and will offer a variety of cultural activities in the evening...
Conferences will take place in UQÀM D-R200 room, 1440 St-Denis, from June 21st to 23rd 2010.
9 - 11 am - Crafts / 11:15 - 1:15 pm - Sculpture and prints
Opening lecture by Guy Sioui Durand : THE HUNTERS/CHAMANS OF ART...
3 - 6 pm - Room M-450 - Grande Bibliothèque, 475 De Maisonneuve East
Preceded by an opening ceremony and followed by a cocktail with Native flavors
9 - 11 am - Installation and performance / 11:15 - 1:15 pm Multidisciplinary artists / 3 - 5 pm - Testimonies about art and society
After-hour: Opening of Joni-Louka Bertrand and Félix Isiah's photography EXHIBITION
5 - 7 pm - Café L'Escalier 552 Ste-Catherine East (Vegetarian buffet and Inuit thea - Free)
Play by Ondinnok and Baile Danza Rabinal Achi : Danced THEATER - Xajoj Tun Rabinal Achi
8 - 10 pm - L'eXcentris 3536 St-Laurent blvd. (cost lowered to 22$ with Artial's group - RSVP)
Re-interpretation of a Maya legend (Followed by a discussion with the artists from the three Americas)
9 - 11 am - Literature / 11:15 - 13:15 pm - Songs and music / 3 - 5 pm - Graphic arts and illustration
FASHION demonstration : Innu designer, Kim Picard
6 - 7 pm - Room J-2805 - UQÀM, Judith-Jasmin building, 1445 St-Denis (Free)
Chatting-CONCERT with Kathia Rock
8 - 9 pm - Studio de musique of Conseil des arts de Montréal, 1210 Sherbrooke East
(Duration: 1 hour; Free - RSVP)
Closing-SHOW "Encounters: Interpretative Arts", preceeded by a closing-ceremony
9:30 pm - Midnight - L'Alizé 900 Ontario East (at the intersection of St-André)
Aataentsic (masks theater and flute), Dany Bacon & Supay (Innu reggae and music from the Andes), as well as many other artists united to celebrate the diversity of present Native creation!
Animation: Jef Tremblay and Donna Larivière; Closing ceremony: Mike Standup
CIVIC CEREMONY AT 10 AM IN THE FIRST NATIONS GARDEN OF THE MONTREAL BOTANICAL GARDEN.
An annual ceremony that has celebrated National Aboriginal Day in the presence of government dignitaries and First Nations leaders since 1996.
On the summer solstice, the drum salutes the sun and the heart of the Earth celebrates her children's joy.
All are welcome!