Laughing "Irregardless": Multimedia Aboriginal Humour

   What Makes Us Laugh and Smile

Loretta Todd (Metis, Cree) will screen a short film made by children that looks at what makes us smile and laugh, followed by a program of short films.

When:

Sat, 19 Jan 2013 2:30 PM

Where: The Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver.

Admission: by donation (suggested donation $5.00)

Everyone likes to laugh, especially in the middle of a long winter. In many Aboriginal cultures, winter is the time for stories and sharing. Come share a sweet, funny, silly yet thought-provoking afternoon of short films that we made, plus others we admire for their unique humour.

We are especially proud of the short films made by children about what they find funny or what simply makes them smile. The Smiling Kids’ Media Lab brought together Aboriginal film professional mentors with children to collaborate in the making of short videos. The afternoon will also showcase short films we found near and far that bring to life Aboriginal humour in living colour. And we invite you – the audience - to share a funny story or funny, family-friendly joke in an interactive afternoon.

So if you want to laugh, guffaw, giggle or just cheer the work of future and established filmmakers, then please join us for this event.

This program is curated and moderated by Aboriginal filmmaker, Loretta Todd. It is presented by the Bill Reid Gallery with support from: Canada Council for the Arts, Face The World Foundation, United States Consulate General Vancouver, SFU Vancouver, and SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples.

This is an SFU Public Square event.