Sharing Circle: Wapikoni Short Films Screening

Feb 25, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023 | CinemaSpace

From animation to documentary, fiction and experimental, this selection of 10 touching and inspiring works curated especially for this Sharing Circle series explores bridge-building and connection between communities and modern Indigenous culture with a glimpse into the future. This screening allows us to discover new voices and an artistic signature specific to Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit creators.

Wapikoni is a travelling studio that fosters artistic creation and excellence to serve the narrative sovereignty of Nations. Its mission: amplify the voices of Indigenous talents through short films and music, disseminate these works, and provide a tool for professional development and social transformation.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A.

List of films coming soon.

Free Event

February 25 at 5:00 p.m. 
February 26 at 12:30 p.m.

Gail Chamberlain a proud Anishinaabe woman whose traditional family name is Tahgaiwenene, she is a multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist, cultural worker and a band member of Wahnapitae First Nation and her matriarch family is from the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. She currently resides, creates and works on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst many First Nations including the Kanien’kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron/Wendat, Abenaki, and Anishinaabeg. She recognizes and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which she considers herself a guest. In her artistic practices and her work she strives to highlight her Indigenous culture, social impacts, and environmental issues as she examines the impacts of colonialism on indigenous artists of all practices. As Artistic affairs delegate, community development worker and ambassador she utilizes her position to build bridges between Aboriginal artists and audiences of all ages and backgrounds so that these artists can assert themselves, develop and live better from their art.

She strives to improve the economic development benefits of all first nations artists and to drive positive changes between all audiences. She engages and assist with her community to incorporate innovative methods derived from stories, traditional teachings, Indigenous ways and knowledge.

*Please note that events in this space are accessible by staircase. Low-mobility and wheelchair access to the lower level can be accessed through our delivery dock but requires advanced notice and may not always be available.