Fire Song and Grandfather Drum films

March 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
University College room 237, University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Cir
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

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The Decolonizing Lens and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) invite you to watch Fire Song and The Grandfather Drum and to discuss the films with filmmakers Adam Garnet Jones and Michelle Derosier.

Thursday, March 16th: 1–2:30pm, University of Manitoba (University College room 237)

Or 6–9pm WAG (reception included).

Free and open to all. Please come and please invite your family and friends!

FIRE SONG (Adam Garnet Jones, 2015, 90 min)

When a teenager commits suicide in a remote Northern Ontario Aboriginal community, it’s up to her brother Shane to take care of their family. Before his sister’s death, Shane had planned to move to the city to start university in the fall, and had been trying to convince his secret boyfriend to go with him. Now everything is up in the air. Shane is determined to look after his mom and earn money for school, but when circumstances take a turn for the worse, what will Shane do?

THE GRANDFATHER DRUM (Michelle Derosier, 2016, 11 min)

A grandfather builds a healing drum to save his grandson and his people from sickness. This unique animation tells the true story of a powerful drum and the disruption of the delicate balance between the skyworld and the underworld.