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imagineNATIVE x LIFT Originals Retrospective

Presented by imagineNATIVE, LIFT and Harbour Collective

April 22, 2021 2pm - 5pm EDT
1137 Dupont St
Fee:  Free


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On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Harbour Collective are proud to present "imagineNATIVE x LIFT Originals,” a retrospective of 10 original films produced as part of the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program.

Although wildly different in style and approach, the films that have come out of this long running mentorship touch on many of the same themes and visual motifs. The ten films that make up the retrospective meditate on cultural memory, rebirth, and the mysteries of the natural world. Individually these projects are striking but as a collective they are a testament to the creative strength and diversity at play amongst Indigenous filmmakers working today.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
2pm to 5pm EDT
FREE online screening (must pre-register)

The program will include:
Ahoy Métis (2005) by Marnie Parrell
Eu·tha·na·sia (2008) by Jani Lauzon
Honey for Sale (2009) by Amanda Strong
Into Water (2019) by Cole Forrest
Estuary (2012) by Tyler Hagan
Menaptwi (2018) by Natasha Naveau
Soli (2013) by Adrienne Marcus Raja
A Celebration of Darkness (2015) by Jaene F. Castrillon
Raspberry Moon* (2019) by Jamie Whitecrow
In Moment (2017) by Samay Arcentales Cajas

Following the screening Liz Barron of the Harbour Collective will moderate a conversation featuring Jaene F. Castrillon, Jani Lauzon, Tim Myles and Jamie Whitecrow.

The films and panel will be available for all registrants for 24 hours following the live presentation.

*Raspberry Moon was not made as part of the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program, however Whitecrow was the 2016 mentee.

This program is made possible by funding to the Harbour Collective from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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