York Film Master Class: Alanis Obomsawin
Join the legendary Abenaki filmmaker, singer, artist and activist Alanis Obomsawin for a riveting journey through her career and life, viewing clips and talking with award-winning filmmaker/curator Ariel Smith. A veteran of the National Film Board since 1971, when she made Christmas at Moose Factory, Obomsawin has made over 50 films, including Incident at Restigouche, Our People Will Be Healed, Trick or Treaty and Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child. Her extraordinary feature documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance takes viewers inside the barricades of the Mohawk 78-day uprising at Oka. Among her countless awards and honours, the Cinema Politica Alanis Obomsawin Award is named for her “awe-inspiring and unstoppable dedication to social justice and political documentary.”
Presented by the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) Department of Cinema & Media Arts (CMA) and Shan & Jaya Chandrasekar Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency
Free to Cinema & Media Arts students and alumni. Registration is required by email: email@example.com
A shuttle bus is available from the Keele campus, leaving at 11:30 and returning at 5pm. Contactjohngreyzone@gmail.comfor location details as part of your RSVP.