Presented on Nov. 4, 2022
Film Screening & Indian Taco's
Film screening of Beans and Discussion at Algonquin College
Saturday 2 July, 2022, 7PM-10.30PM
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
A mini UK edition of our 2-Spirit Ball was a part of the Fierce Festival, and their "Healing Gardens of Bab" program, which was a 3-week celebration of queer artists from across the Commonwealth, including large scale spectacles and outdoor artworks, pop-up performance, drag, pageantry and creative club nights with artists from countries including South Africa, Ghana, Canada, India and Australia. 27 June - 17 July, 2022.
See info about the rest of the programme here: https://wearefierce.org/healing-gardens-of-bab/
2-Spirit is an umbrella term for Indigenous peoples that identify with the LGBTQ+ community. Although it is a contemporary term created in the 90’s, it acknowledges that diverse sexualities and gender roles exist within Indigenous traditions in North America.
This event highlighted Indigiqueer artists from across Turtle Island and abroad, it included craft activities including Indigenous beadwork and Togan Flower Garlands, a thumping set from DJ Bagowji, a performance by Cree artist and pop-icon Quanah Style, songs and dance from Anishinaabe Powwow Dancer and traditional hand drummer David White Deer Charette, and as well as VJ and host for the evening Corey-Sleeps-With-Bears.
Presented by Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival.
Director: Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis) | Year 2021 | Run Time: 101min | Rated PG
Date: Wed. April 20, 2022
Location: Gallery 101 (280 Catherine St)
Doors @ 7pm | Free | Cash Bar
Note: Limited Seating. No tickets being sold. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Masks required.
A compelling and propulsive dystopian thriller, Night Raiders follows Niska (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers), a Cree mother, as she travels across a war-torn Turtle Island (North America) in a desperate attempt to save her daughter from a forced re-education camp. Niska joins forces with a group of underground resistance fighters seeking to free their children and save their future.
Anchored by an incredible lead performance from Tailfeathers along with a stellar supporting cast, this powerful and heartfelt debut feature from Danis Goulet premiered at TIFF in 2021 and was nominated for Best Canadian Film by the Toronto Critics’ Association.
Now in its ninth year, National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) is an annual celebration of Canadian culture. Every year hundreds of screenings take place (in person or virtually) to celebrate the incredible achievements of filmmakers from Canada.
Gallery 101 is a non-profit artist-run centre with charitable status dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media arts. Each year, we present a stimulating array of solo and group exhibitions of Canadian and international contemporary artists working in all mediums.
Sept. 30th marks the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation to honour children who never made it home as well as survivors of residential schools, and their families and communities.
This event is held in partnership with Algonquin College. It includes a special talk by Director Tracey Deer. After the screening, there will be space for reflection and discussion outside by the fire, which will be moderated by Asinabka Festival. Please note that this film contains upsetting scenes and strong language/profanity
Beans • Tracey Deer • English • Drama • 92m • 2020
Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.
Friday, September 30th
Big Box Theatre (N-Building, room N112)
Light food and refreshments will be provided in Nawapon (C-building, room C100).