Image credit: AskiBOYZ, (video still). Dir. Jules Koostachin. DVD. Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptn), 2016. Courtesy of Jules Koostachin.

Indigenous Film and Resurgence

Tuesday's, January - April, 2018, 2pm – 4pm
SFU Gallery

Join us for a new semester-long project at SFU Gallery lead by Dr. June Scudeler in which you are invited to have soup and watch Indigenous films in the gallery as part of a course. Screenings are open to the public to be followed by a closed class only for registered students.

The representation of Indigenous people is prevalent in non-Indigenous film and TV, such as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’' Thanksgiving episode and Fear the Walking Dead's inclusion of Apache people. This series includes works by Indigenous artists that have been created over the past three decades to better control or counter such depictions as acts of resurgence. Films include Neil Diamond's Reel Injun, Helen Haig-Brown's The Cave, Kevin Lee Burton's Writing the Land, Kent Monkman's Future Nation, Randy Redroad's The Doe Boy, and films by Shelley Niro, Thirza Cuthand, Marie Clements, Jeff Barnaby, and many others.

Public Screenings and Talks

c'әsnaʔәm, the city before the city (2017)
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sami)
Tuesday, January 16, 2 - 4pm 

AskiBOYZ (2016)
Jules Koostachin (Cree)
Tuesday, January 30, 2 - 4pm

The Road Forward (2017)
Marie Clements (Métis)
Tuesday, February 6, 2 - 4pm

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 
Taika Waititi (Māori)
Tuesday, February 20, 2 - 4pm

Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) 
Jeff Barnaby (Mi’kmaq)
Tuesday, February 27, 2 - 4pm

"a spiritual land claim" (2006)
Dorothy Christian (Secwepemc and Syilx)
Tuesday, March 20, 2 - 4pm

Queer Indigeneity
Tuesday, March 27, 2 - 4pm

Indigenous New Media
Tuesday, April 3, 2 - 4pm 

Angry Inuk (2016)
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit)
Tuesday, April 10, 2 - 4pm

Contact the gallery if you would like the syllabus.

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