June 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT
Directors: Alexandra Lazarowich, Rhayne Vermette, Morningstar Angeline, Lisa Jackson, Amanda Kindzierski, Sharon Isaac, Trinity Linklater, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Justina Neepin, Jessica Lea Fleming, Sonya Ballantyne, Theola Ross, and Caroline Monnet.
Curated by Kaitlynn Tomaselli
This program of 13 films will broadcast live June 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT.
To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque, Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery, and imagineNATIVE are pleased to present the short film program The Messenger curated by Kaitlynn Tomaselli, imagineNATIVE.
“The Messenger brings together films that shine a light on the spirit and strength of female Indigenous filmmakers across Turtle Island. We witness the transcendence of culture through artistic expressions rooted in celebrating and uplifting our communities. Together, these films honour the continuing path of stories that future generations will share. Storytelling is a part of our identity. Our identity is our strength.” – Kaitlynn Tomaselli
Kaitlynn Tomaselli (Anishinaabe/Odawa + Potawatomi) is an emerging curator and arts administrator. She has worked with Debajehmujig Theatre Group, The Sudbury Theatre Centre, Native Earth Performing Arts, and currently is the Program Coordinator at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts.
Above image from “A Portrait in Red” Director Alexandra Lazarowich