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.
Stay tuned for upcoming screenings!
An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and post-mortem justice through the case of the “Kennewick Man”.
A stunning cinematic achievement and a spellbinding tale of pride, tragedy, and remorse set in Haida Gwaii in Canada’s Pacific Northwest in the 1800s.
In the 1960’s, the Kwadacha First Nation were flooded out of their territory by one of the largest dams in the world. It’s time for them to tell their story.