The National Film Board of Canada at TIFF 2020

The NFB will be presenting the world premieres of two great new films at TIFF 2020 – Michelle Latimer’s feature documentary Inconvenient Indian and the animated short 4 North A by Jordan Canning and Howie Shia.

About the films:

Inconvenient Indian

Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to take us on a critical journey through the colonial narratives of North America. In this time of momentous change and essential re-examination, Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian is a powerful visual poem anchored in the land and amplified by the voices of those who continue the tradition of Indigenous resistance. Artist activists, land protectors, hunters, and those leading cultural revitalization powerfully subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all.

4 North A

A woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her dying father. As the constant din of antiseptic hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series of lush childhood memories.

With its quiet yet expressive soundtrack, and a beautiful, subdued design that shifts between the pale palette of the hospital and the lively, painterly landscapes of the woman’s memories, 4 North A is a deeply personal film about mortality, memory, and discovering connection in unlikely spaces.


Inconvenient Indian

September 12 | 4:45 p.m. EST | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1

September 12 |  5:15 p.m. EST | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

September 13 |  6:00 p.m. EST | Bell Digital Cinema (online, geo-restricted to Canada)

September 17 | 5:00 p.m. EST | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

4 North A

September 11| 6:00 p.m. EST | Bell Digital Cinema (online, geo-restricted to Canada)