Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory

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Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017 is a complicated celebration for Indigenous peoples. 150 years is a limited period that, for Indigenous peoples, actually reflects the occupation of Indigenous territories and the impacts since. As REEL CANADA approaches its own celebration, National Canadian Film Day 150, we reflect on this history and ask ourselves whose territory we are in.

Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory is a premiere event to present, with utmost respect, some of the Indigenous filmmakers from within the REEL CANADA catalogue. The REEL CANADA programme is limited to films appropriate for high school audiences, but the catalogue does include a number of essential works created through the Indigenous lens. This is an important occasion for us to recognize the First Peoples of this land and, of course, an opportunity to celebrate the impact of Indigenous cinematic stories.

Beyond 150 Years will present works from the past, the present and what we may expect for the future. It will feature two days of free public film screenings, film talks, artist talks, and a high school screening. Events will be presented at Vancity Film Centre in partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival and the National Film Board of Canada.

We invite you to join us in saluting the achievements, resilience, impacts and continued contribution of Indigenous filmmakers of Canada.

Beyond 150 Years took place March 5-7th – check out our BLOG to see how it went.


Events

All screenings are free. For detailed event descriptions, including filmmaker Q&As, please download our full programme book above.

March 5 2017 — 7:00PM
Beyond 150 Years – Welcome Reception

March 6, 2017 — 9:00AM
Beyond 150 Years – Angry Inuk High School Screening

March 6, 2017 — 10:30AM
Beyond 150 Years – Highway of Tears – Virtual Reality

March 6, 2017 — 2:00PM
Beyond 150 Years – Artist Talk with Lisa Jackson

March 6, 2017 — 7:00PM
Beyond 150 Years – Angry Inuk

March 7, 2017 — 9:00AM
Beyond 150 Years – Kanehsatake & Mia’

March 7, 2017 — 10:30AM
Beyond 150 Years – Highway of Tears – Virtual Reality

March 7, 2017 — 1:00PM
Beyond 150 Years – A Conversation with Alanis Obomsawin and Amanda Strong

March 7, 2017 — 6:00PM
Beyond 150 Years – Atanarjuat & Guest Lecture


Accessibility

Venue Entrance: Street level
Wheelchair: 2-4 theatre spaces
Washrooms: Fully accessible
Hearing Assistance: Hearing assistance headphones are available on request


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