MARL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW
Journeys through Generations: Indigenous Voices
Saturday, March 24 | 3:30-5:00| Gas Station Arts Centre
Four Faces of the Moon: a short film by Amanda Strong | 12:56 | Animation | Colour | 2016 | Rated PG
Life on Victor Street: a film by Kirby Hammond | 30:00 | Documentary | Colour | 2012| Rated PG
Nosisim: a short film by Sonya Ballantyne | 10:31 | Documentary | Colour | May 2017 | Rated G
Moccasin Stories: a short film by Charlene Moore | 21:32 | Documentary | Colour | December 2016 | Rated G
After an incredible line-up of four films from local/Canadian filmmakers, we will hear from two of the filmmakers, Sonya Ballantyne and Charlene Moore, during a panel moderated by Amanda Kindzierski.
Find out more about our panelists and moderator:
Sonya Ballantyne (creator of the film Nosisim):
Sonya Ballantyne is a Cree filmmaker originally from Misipawistik Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. Her tale-telling father and movie-loving mother raised Sonya with a wild imagination, a bizarre taste in movies, and a love of creating stories. Her films put Aboriginal girls and women in film genres where they are not traditionally included: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero films.
Sonya won the 2014 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition at Gimli Film Festival for her short film Crash Site, and the 2016 Short Film Pitch competition at ImagineNative Film Festival with the forthcoming Eagle Girl. Sonya’s next film, Nosisim, focuses on her grandmother Virginia.
Charlene Moore (creator of Moccasin Stories):
With a degree in Indigenous Studies and filmmaking, Charlene Moore is currently pursuing graduate studies. Combining her passions, Moore’s thesis is a documentary film that explores the cultural significance of moccasins. Charlene grew up in the heart of Winnipeg (downtown). She spent a lot of her childhood watching movies, creating art, and being outside. Charlene always had a passion for making things.
Amanda Kindzierski (moderator, facilitator for the Youth Human Rights Film Showcase)
Amanda is a Polish, Ukrainian, Ojibwa, Cree multi media artist born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. A graduate of the Academy of Broadcasting and National Screen institute’s New Voices Film Program. A storyteller from childhood, I’m working to share my unique perspectives with a wide audience through art.