Still from Mobilize (https://carolinemonnet.ca/Mobilize)
Still from Mobilize (https://carolinemonnet.ca/Mobilize)
 

Mobilize

by Caroline Monnet
A journey by canoe into the city creates a dynamic connection between natural and urban spaces and celebrates the fierce resourcefulness of Indigenous people.
2015  ·  4m  ·  Canada
No dialog
About the Film
Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Caroline Monnet’s MOBILIZE takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south. Over every landscape, in all conditions, everyday life flows with strength, skill and extreme competence. Hands swiftly thread sinew through snowshoes. Axes expertly peel birch bark to make a canoe.  A master paddler navigates icy white waters. In the city, Mohawk ironworkers stroll across steel girders, almost touching the sky, and a young woman asserts her place among the towers. The fearless polar punk rhythms of Tanya Tagaq’s “Uja” underscore the perpetual negotiation between the modern and traditional by a people always moving forward. MOBILIZE is part of SOUVENIR a four-film series addressing Aboriginal identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB’s archives.
Upcoming Screenings

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Editor
Jesse Riviere
Producer
Anita Lee

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