FIRST PEOPLES, FIRST SCREENS 2
FIRST PEOPLES, FIRST SCREENS 2
 

First Peoples, First Screens 2

Contemporary Indigenous political filmmaking from across Canada, including documentary, animation, experimental and genre fiction of varying lengths.
About the Program

First Peoples, First Screens 2 is the second instalment of a special Cinema Politica program that showcases Indigenous socially-engaged filmmaking from across Turtle Island, with a focus on the country known as Canada.

Launched in February 2019 as a follow up to the 2016 program, this dynamic offering of animation, experimental, fiction and documentary works is divided into four thematic clusters and was curated by Jess Murwin (Mi’Kmaq), Conor McNally (Métis) and Ezra Winton.

All 20 films are circulating throughout the CP Network.

Upcoming Screenings

Stay tuned for upcoming screenings!

Featuring

Still from Trente-Cinq
Still from Trente-Cinq
Kevin Papatie & Veronique Papatie  ·  2016  ·  5m
Kevin Papatie & Veronique Papatie  ·  2016  ·  5m

An exploration of Canada's failures with regards to the respect of the ancestral rights of Indigenous communities.

Still from The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets
Still from The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets
Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys  ·  2017  ·  10m
Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys  ·  2017  ·  10m

An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and post-mortem justice through the case of the “Kennewick Man”.

Past Screenings
Sep. 17, 2022
Curators

Conor McNally

Conor McNally is a filmmaker based in Amiskwaciy (Edmonton, Treaty 6) who bypasses formal film training to create works through a combination of instinct, trial & error. Conor’s most recent work is ôtênaw and he is a proud father and member of the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Jess Murwin

Jess Murwin is a queer non-binary curator and artist of mixed (Mi’Kmaq and settler) descent based in Tiohhtià:ke/Montreal. Their work focuses on reclaiming narrative space for alternative, subversive and nuanced points of view.

Ezra Winton

Ezra Winton is Director of Programming at Cinema Politica. He is a settler scholar from K’ómoks First Nation territory who teaches, researches and writes about curatorial politics, screen ethics, documentary and Indigenous film and media.

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