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Toronto, Jun 22 (Canadian-Media): Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) honours, on National Indigenous Peoples Day being celebrated today, Indigenous artists' cultures and contributions, filmmakers, activists, and original keepers of our land, with a collection of video and Review articles that highlights their stories, media reports said.
“When my grandmother came out of that school in northern Ontario, she came out ashamed of who she was; she came out without her language; and she came out without our stories. Our stories are our survival,” said Jesse Wente in a keynote address he made for the Canadian Media Producer Association’s annual Prime Time event
The following 10 Stories, originally published by TIF, are recommended to be read.
The Seventh Fire tells about an interview with filmmaker Jack Pettibone Riccobono, producer Chris Eyre, and lead subject Rob Brown, about Native representation and the making of a documentary that centers on the Aboriginal gang crisis in America.
The Top 10 Indigeneous Films of All Time (originally published by CBC): TIFF's Jesse Wente recommends 10 films made by Indigeneous filmmakers, including Canada's own Jeff Barnaby, Zacharias Kunuk, and Alanis Obomsawin.
Empathy Exists in VR: In this Canadian filmmaker Alan Zweig speaks to Indigeneous documentarian Lisa Jackson about her new VR documentary, filmed on the Highway of Tears where hundreds of Indigenous women go missing each year.
Before The Streets Allows Its Indigeneous Hero to Heal: highlights Chloe Leriche's film, set in a Atikamekw Nation community in Quebec and the first to be performed entirely in the Atikamekw language, raised by TIFF Next Wave commitee member Isabel Coleman.
Through The Wormhole: tells about the indigenous artists Skawennati, Jason E. Lewis, and Scott Benesiinaabandan imagine a Canada 150 years into the future and how it relates to their own artistic practice in this vivid conversation, conducted in Montreal.
The Most Remarkable Performance of the Year is Lily Gladstone's: in which Jesse Wente interviews emerging Indigeneous actor Lily Gladstone about her stunning performance, opposite Kristen Stewart, in Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women.
"Indigeneous Existence is Resistance": The artists behind TIFF's new VR installation, 2167, discuss what "Aboriginal Futurism" means to them and why Canada's 150th birthday is not worth celebrating.
Yo, Adrian Ep. 22: Angry Inuk director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril: Yo, Adrian's Kiva Reardon and Fariha Roisin get an award-winning Inuit director on the podcast to talk about the politics of hunting seal meat and her new film, which was eight years in the making.
"For 150 years, people have been told lies about Canada's history": Alanis Obomsawin, legendary documentarian shares her journey of how she became a filmmaker and why, at age 84, she can't stop fighting for Indigeneous rights and freedoms in her work.
"Imagine if You Knew our Stories Already": As we consider the future of Canadian storytelling, the only way forward is to let those who have previously been silenced speak. Watch Jesse Wente's keynote speech at the Canadian Media Producer's Association.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)