Women In Film + Television Vancouver


From March 8 to 13, Women In Film + Television Vancouver will present four Aboriginal films created by women at #VIWIFF2016.

Filmmaker Doreen Manuel initiates a fasting ceremony to connect with her heritage, then shares the story of her father and renowned First Nations leader, George Manuel. Her film The Fast portrays the spirituality, tradition and history of the Secwepemc and Ktunaxa people, documenting an historic struggle for their rights.

The festival also screens two Aboriginal (partly) animated films from the high North. In Norma’s Story, Aboriginal leader Norma Kassi recalls her childhood in the fifties, while allowing a glimpse into the life of the Vuntut Gwitchin people, while warning of the consequences of today’s environmental crisis. In the film Rebel (Bihttos), Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers reflects on her parents, who are Blackfoot & Sámi.

The festival also features the Venezuelan film Sáapreye: Children of the Bamboo Cane about the Sáapreye people.

For screening dates, check the festival schedule: womeninfilm.ca.