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The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous film festival and one of Canada’s most successful Indigenous-run arts organizations. Their Tour is one of their most important projects and it’s their goal to ensure that Indigenous people in Canada have access to films and media art made by Indigenous artists. Indigenous people are often unrepresented or misrepresented in mainstream media including film and television. It is incredibly empowering to see self-determined representations of Indigenous people made by Indigenous people.
This film series at Cambridge Art Galleries is generously funded by the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation.
Join us for a screening of Falls Around Her at 6:00pm (2018, 1 hour 30 minutes).
Legendary singer, Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal), abandons a life of fame and fortune to follow the instinctual pull that calls her home to her First Nation. Desiring to reconnect with land and her community, she returns to the beautiful woods of her reserve to seek solitude in an isolated cabin. But as the slow change of seasons marks her thirst for transformation, she begins to have the unsettling feeling that she is being watched and quickly finds that doors to the past are not so easily shut. Directed by Darlene Naponse (Ojibway).
Darlene Naponse is a writer, director, and video artist whose work, including the award-winning film Every Emotion Costs, has toured cross Canada and internationally including the Sundance Film Festival and the American Indian Film Festival. Darlene is committed to social consciousness, her environmental footprint, youth advocacy and governance work within her community. Falls Around Her is Darlene’s third narrative feature film.