imagineNATIVE: SIX MILES DEEP
The remarkable evolution of Indigenous cinema will be celebrated at the 10th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which runs in Toronto from Oct. 14 until Oct. 18.
The annual festival which showcases global aboriginal filmmakers and media artists this year features more than 125 works of Indigenous innovation in film, video, radio and new media.
Many of imagineNATIVE's premieres went on to win awards at festivals, such as Sundance and Berlin, and have even garnered Oscar nominations.
The celebration of imagineNATIVE's 10th anniversary offers an important occasion to reflect on the accomplishments of the last 10 years and the exciting opportunities ahead of us, says executive director Kerry Swanson. The films programmed this year, adds director of programming Michelle Latimer, speak to the contemporary experience and reflect the fact that today's Indigenous filmmakers are reclaiming the medium of film and transforming the world-view of Indigenous people by voicing our contemporary stories from the inside out.
In a world premiere, emerging filmmaker/writer/activist
Sarah Roque's SIX MILES DEEP offers an
uncompromising look at the brave women who stood
behind the lines during the 2006
Caledonia/Six Nationsland claim dispute.
This intimate portrayal celebrates clan mothers
from past to present, while giving voice to the hopes
and dreams of an entire community.
SIX NATIONS TO UPDATE LAND TALKS
More than three years since Caledonia occupation
October 08, 2009
Six Nations traditional chiefs will give an update today on the state of the land rights negotiations going on with the federal and provincial governments.
The Haudenosaunee Chiefs will speak to the media at 2 p.m. at the Oneida Business Park in Six Nations.
The parties have been at the table since 2006, when the occupation of a Caledonia subdivision under construction sparked a standoff.
Now, a number of developments in the disputed Haldimand Tract, a 10-kilometre ribbon on either side of the Grand River, have been put on hold.