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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


Aabiziingwashi: Souvenir & Red Path

November 15, 2017




When: Wed, November 15, 2017. 7:00 PM

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the National Film Board of Canada

Aabiziingwashi Tour

This screening is part of Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour. Throughout 2017, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is offering the films in its exceptional collection of 250+ Indigenous-made works to all Canadians — for community screenings! These are the stories of our land, told by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers from every region of the country. Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.

This event is part of Open Learning Week at SFU Vancouver.

Souvenir Shorts

Souvenir is a four-film series addressing Aboriginal identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB’s archives. In addition to the more than 700 films with Aboriginal themes dating back to 1939, these archives include thousands of hours of outtakes. 

Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down) | 4 min 14 s | By Jeff Barnaby
Jeff Barnaby’s Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down) destroys any remaining shreds of the mythology of a fair and just Canada. His message is clear: we are still here. Attempts to “get rid of the Indian problem” have failed. The future is coming.

Mobilize | 2 min 48 s | By Caroline Monnet
Caroline Monnet’s Mobilize is an exhilarating journey from the Far North to the urban South, capturing the perpetual negotiation between the traditional and the modern by a people moving ever forward.

Nimmikaage (She Dances for People) | 2 min 43 s | By Michelle Latimer
Both a requiem for and an honouring of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, Michelle Latimer’s Nimmikaage (She Dances for People) deconstructs the layers beneath the recorded pageantry of Canadian nationalism.

Sisters & Brothers | 2 min 52 s | By Kent Monkman
A pounding critique of Canada’s colonial history, Kent Monkman’s Sisters & Brothers draws parallels between the annihilation of the bison and the devastation inflicted by the residential school system.

Red Path

Thérèse Ottawa | 2015 | 15 min

This short documentary tells the story of Tony Chachai, a young Aboriginal man in search of his identity. Moved by the desire to reconnect with his Atikamekw roots, he delivers a touching testimony on the journey that brought him closer to his family and community. On the verge of becoming a father himself, he becomes increasingly aware of the richness of his heritage and celebrates it by dancing in a powwow. 

This film was produced as part of Tremplin NIKANIK, a competition for francophone First Nations filmmakers in Quebec.

About the NFB

The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, and groundbreaking interactive stories, installations and participatory experiences. NFB producers are deeply embedded in communities across the country, working with talented artists and creators in production studios from St. John’s to Vancouver, on projects that stand out for their excellence in storytelling, their innovation, and their social resonance. NFB productions have won over 5,000 awards, including 18 Canadian Screen Awards, 17 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access many of these works, visit or download the NFB’s apps for mobile devices and connected TV.

Open Learning Week

From November 15-21, discover a world of learning with SFU Vancouver's Open Learning Week. Explore how SFU is transforming the landscape of urban education through cutting-edge research, social innovation and contemporary arts. This week-long offering of events brings together departments, programs and centres from across SFU's eight sites within Downtown Vancouver and the Downtown East Side.

Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!




When: Wed, November 15, 2017. 7:00 PM

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the National Film Board of Canada

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