Kid-friendly decolonizing films

January 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
100 Arthur St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H7

Cinematheque’s Cabin Fever and Decolonizing Lens, together at last, screening kid-friendly films for free!

2pm, Sunday, January 21, Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St.

The Importance of Dreaming / Directed by Tara Audibert, 2017, Canada, 11 min. The forbidden love between an owl and a fox drive them away from friends and family as they search for happiness together.

My Father???s Tools / Directed by Heather Condo, 2017, Canada, 6:32 min. In honor of his father, Stephen continues the production of traditional baskets. He thus finds peace in his studio, in connection with the man who taught him the work.

The Mountain of Sgaana / Christopher Auchter, 2017, Canada, 10 min. A wondrous tale of a young man stolen away to the spirit world by a SGaana (the Haida word for orca), and the young woman who rescues him. Will the lovers manage to escape the SGaana???s undersea mountain, or will they forever become part of the spirit world? This dream-like gem brilliantly entwines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art.

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods / Directed by Phyllis Grant, 2006, Canada 8 min. This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi???gmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him a small piece of pipestone, Maq carves a little person out of it. Proud of his work, the boy wants to impress his grandfather and journeys through the woods to find him. Along the path Maq meets a curious traveller named Mi???gmwesu. Together they share stories, medicine, laughter and song. Maq begins to care less about making a good impression and more about sharing the knowledge and spirit he???s found.

Nunavut Animation Lab: I am but a Little Woman / Directed by Gyu Oh, 2010, Canada, 4 min. Inspired by an Inuit poem first assigned to paper in 1927, this animated short evokes the beauty and power of nature, as well as the bond between mother and daughter. As her daughter looks on, an Inuit woman creates a wall hanging filled with images of the spectacular Arctic landscape and traditional Inuit objects and iconography. Soon the boundaries between art and reality begin to dissolve.

Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik / Directed by Ame Papatsie, 2010, Canada, 5 min. This animated short tells the story of Qalupalik, a part-human sea monster that lives deep in the Arctic Ocean and preys on children who do not listen to their parents or elders. That is the fate of Angutii, a young boy who refuses to help out in his family???s camp and who plays by the shoreline??? until one day Qalupalik seizes him and drags him away. Angutii???s father, a great hunter, must then embark on a lengthy kayak journey to try and bring his son home.

Stories from Our Land 1.5: If You Want to Get Married??? You Have to Learn How to Build an Igloo! / Directed by Allen Auksaq, 2011, Canada, 5 min. In the spirit of the 1949 NFB classic How to Build an Igloo, this film records Dean Ittuksarjuat as he constructs the traditional Inuit home. From the first cut of the snow knife, to the carving of the entrance after the last block of snow has been placed on the roof, this is an inside-and-out look at the entire fascinating process.

Cabin Fever is generously supported by the Assiniboine Credit Union.