CFUV @ VFF: Troy S Preps For VFF

Written by on 02/05/2016


Ki suk kyukyit! Good day

The return home, the aftermath of suicide, a corner store hold up, getting out of jail, and living with the threat of a hydro electric development. No, this is not how I spent my summer vacation. These are snapshots of the indigenous program at the Victoria Film Festival starting today in Lekwungen territory. The first film, Angirattut by legendary director Zachiarias Kunuk, who won the 2001 top director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, screens tonight at 6pm. The documentary, entirely in Inukititut and without subtitles, tells the story of a family’s return to their traditional home on the land.

Often, the stories we hear and see about indigenous peoples, in film as well as in society, are told by and to non indigenous peoples. The indigenous programming that Michelle Latimer has organized is an essential rebuttal to litany of Di Caprivants that are continually reborn and celebrated. I look forward to seeing the work of these indigenous artists.


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