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Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema Day 1

Monday, August 15 - 9 am to 5 pm
Legion Hall, 219 Legion Road, Kahnawake

The international conference Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema examines the role of Indigenous filmmaking experiences and visions in what have been and might become the Americas in a perspective of decolonized futures. Held as part of Montreal First Peoples’ Festival international Présence autochtone since 2009, it aims to build bridges between academia and the world of Indigenous film and media.

The 8th international conference invites reflections on connections, sustainability, and crisis. Two broad and interrelated questions will guide our conversations, namely: What does Indigenous cinema sustain? What sustains Indigenous cinema? Confirmed guest speakers on Monday, August 15th, in Kahnawake, include:

Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki filmmaker, NFB), Sterlin Harjo (filmmaker, Seminole Nation), David Hernández Palmar (Wayuu filmmaker and programmer), Roxann Whitebean (Mohawk filmmaker), Brent Horne (Mohawk filmmaker), Brit Hensel (Cherokee filmmaker), Raohseraha:wi Hemlock (Mohawk filmmaker), Faith Oriwia Henare Stewart (Maori filmmaker), Leo Koziol & Deborah Walker-Morrison (Waiora Maori Film Festival), Tharonhianente Barnes (Mohawk filmmaker).

The conference is organized from Queen’s University, in partnership with Terres en vues and collaboration with the Language and Cultural Center Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa. In 2022, it receives the support and collaboration of :

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Connexion)
  • Queen’s University Vice-Dean’s Program Fund
  • Queen’s University Office of Equity, Diversity, Indigeneity, and Inclusion
  • Queen’s University Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Group of studies and research in international and intercultural communication (GERACII) at Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Department of French Studies at Queen’s University
  • Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Queen’s University

Free admission.

Free bus shuttle to Kahnawake and back on August 15th.

Partial simultaneous translation will be offered on August 16th. Bring your headphones and cell phone with Internet access.

The full bilingual program will soon be available on the website of Queen’s Unviersity Department of French Studies.

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