From August 3 to 11 a selection of new films at the 31st International First Peoples’ Festival

A selection of new films, among which

A febre by Maya Da-Rin will be co-presented with the FNC

From August 3 to 11, resistance and resilience, the work of memory and the updating of belonging, cinema shows the strength of the links between the Aboriginal people and their territory. The screening of the feature film A Febre, with which the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma is associated, is an example of the dynamism of indigenous cinematography. “We are very happy to co-present A Febre with the International First Peoples’ Festival this year because this film highlights a mastery and quality that the FNC is committed to promoting,” said Nicolas Girard Deltruc, general manager of the festival. For his part, André Dudemaine, Director of Artistic Activities at First Peoples’ Festival, said he was “very proud of this association, which underlines the fact that film is one of the most important components of our event, among the other activities and shows offered. “

Since its foundation, the First Peoples’ Festival has always offered original films related to indigenous cultures from around the world. This year, once again, it offers a program that pays tribute to First Nations filmmakers from here and elsewhere. 

More than 60 cinematographic works, dramas and documentaries, are on the program either at the Museum’s cinema or at the Campus Mil. Among them are Alix Van Der Donckt’s Ashes and Embers and Lisa Koperkualuk’s Ataatatsiaq (Grandfather), which will have their world premiere at the festival’s opening night on August 3rd at the Cinema Imperial, and Ciara Lacy’s Out of State, Luiz Bolognesi’s A ultima floresta, Johannes Lehmuskallio and Markku Lehmuskallio’s Anerca, Rodrick Pocowatchit’s The Incredible NDN, Roxanne Whitebean’s Haudenosaunee Canoe Journey, just to name a few of the titles that are ways to keep identity alive.

The complete program and online ticketing (including free outdoor shows, due to the pandemic) on the website www.presenceautochtone.ca

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