Films from Nunatsiavut (Labrador)

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N3
Kyla Shead

Please join us for beautiful films and to learn about the effects of hydro development on Indigenous communities in Nunatsiavut and Manitoba.

Special guests include filmmaker Ossie Michelin (Nunatsiavut) and activist/educator Ramona Neckoway (Manitoba)

Synopsis of Films:

Goodbye Grand River (Ossie Michelin, 2018, 10 min, rough cuts)
Documents the Churchill Falls hydro-development project in Labrador.

Shaman (Echo Henoche, 2017, 5 min)
This animated short tells the story of a ferocious polar bear turned to stone by an Inuk shaman. The tale is based on emerging filmmaker Echo Henoche’s favourite legend, as told to her by her grandmother in her home community of Nain, Nunatsiavut, on Labrador’s North Coast.

Kablunât (Glenn Gear, 2016, 10 min)
Based on an Inuit legend from Labrador, Kablunât explores the complex, intersecting histories of early Inuit and settler life on the North Atlantic coast. This origin story unfolds poetically between the past and the present, between myth and lived experience.