Reconciliation on Film

Jan 19, 2016

For the last six weeks, Reconciliation Canada has hosted a series of six short films on the theme of reconciliation, produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile.

You can find all six videos that have been featured as part of the Reconciliation on Film series here.

Hosting this series has been a tremendous honour, and we are enormously grateful to Wapikoni Mobile for the opportunity to share these stories. You can find out more about Wapikoni Mobile here.


Reconciliation on Film – Week 6: Tio’tiake Montreal

Jan 18, 2016

Tio’tiake – Montreal

Filmmaker: Amanda Roy

TIO’TIA:KE – MONTREAL is a short documentary about the personal journey of Mohawk Elder Sedalia Kawenno:ta’s Fazio in establishing a sweat lodge within the Botanical Gardens of Montreal and her work with the diverse native populations living in the city. Tio’tia:ke is the Mohawk word for Montreal which means “where the currents meet”.


This is the sixth film in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.

 


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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the views and opinions of Reconciliation Canada.


Reconciliation on Film – Week 5: The Power of Laughter (Maskwesiwin Papiwin)

Jan 12, 2016

The Power of Laughter (Maskwesiwin Papiwin)

Filmmakers: Jolène Chachai, Stella Chachai

This film talks about the pride of being a woman.


This is the fifth film in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.

 


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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the views and opinions of Reconciliation Canada.


Reconciliation on Film – Week 4: At the UN – Wapikoni Mobile Speaks Out

Jan 4, 2016

At the UN – Wapikoni Mobile Speaks Out

Filmmaker: Wapikoni Mobile Team
 
On May 30th 2013, the young Anishnabe filmmaker, Emilio Wawatie, represented Wapikoni mobile at the UN. A truly memorable moment!


This is the fourth film in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.

 


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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the views and opinions of Reconciliation Canada.


Reconciliation on Film – Week 3: The Path

Dec 28, 2015

The Path

Filmmaker: Debby Flamand
 
Debby worries about her daughter Julie. Together, they decide to take the 120 km walk between Wemotaci and Manawan with the Dr. Stanley Vollant team.


This is the third film in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.

 


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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the views and opinions of Reconciliation Canada.


Reconciliation on Film – Week 2: Correcting the Chalkboard

Dec 21, 2015

Correcting the Chalkboard

Filmmaker: Wapikoni Mobile Team
 
This video contains language that some viewers may find offensive
 
On a blank chalkboard, youth from Manawan rewrite the stories of their lives.


This is the second in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.

 


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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the views and opinions of Reconciliation Canada.


Reconciliation on Film – Week 1: The Joy of Living

Dec 14, 2015

The Joy of Living 

Filmmaker: Jérémy Vassiliou 

Jérémy delivers a message of hope by talking about the things that give him the will to live.


 

This is the first in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.

 


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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the views and opinions of Reconciliation Canada.