3 new films from the National Film Board
Tuesday, August 14th, KIAC Ballroom, doors: 7pm, films 7:30
Admission by Donation (Cash bar)
To be followed by a meet and greet with Shirley Vercruysse (Executive Producer, NFB BC/Yukon) and
Michelle Van Beusekom (NFB,Executive Director, Programming and Production).
The Mountain of SGaana
Christopher Auchter, 2017, BC, 10min
A wondrous tale of a man stolen away to the spirit world by a SGaana (the Haida word for “orca”) and the woman who rescues him. Music by Whitehorse composer, Daniel Janke.
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, 2017, 13 min
In 1963, Lena Wandering Spirit became one of the more than 150,000 Indigenous children who were removed from their families and sent to residential school. Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s short documentary Holy Angels powerfully recaptures Canada’s colonialist history through impressionistic images and the fragmented language of a child. Holy Angels speaks of the resilience of a people who have found ways of healing—and of coming home again.
Christina Willings, 2018, BC, 23 min
Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their own sense of what it means to be fully human. Whether it’s dealing with bullies, explaining themselves to their parents, or navigating the uncharted waters of relationships, Bex, Lili, Fox, Tru and Milo talk about their experiences and struggle to live in authenticity.