NFB Live Action Shorts
SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 10AM — THE FILM HOUSE AT FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Live actions shorts from Indigenous filmmakers will play in a loop in The Film House on Sunday morning. This is a FREE event and tickets are not required.
- Directed by Ossie Michelin. 14 min. NR
An adventurous young boy and his determined mother share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
- Directed by Darlene Naponse. 5 min. NR.
A moving portrait of actress Tantoo Cardinal, travelling through time and across the many roles she’s played, capturing her strength and her impact—and how she shattered the glass ceiling and survived.
- Directed by Nyla Innuksuk. 4 min. NR.
Inuk singer-songwriter and humanitarian Susan Aglukark weaves together stories of artistry, family, and belonging as she explores the complex cultural shifts of the last 50 years of Inuit life.
To Wake Up The Nakota Language
- Directed by Louise BigEagle. 6 min. NR.
“When you don’t know your language or your culture, you don’t know who you are,” says 69-year-old Armand McArthur, one of the last fluent Nakota speakers in Pheasant Rump First Nation, Treaty 4 territory, in southern Saskatchewan.
Now is the Time
- Directed by Christopher Auchter. 16 min. NR.
When internationally renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson was only 22 years old, he carved the first new totem pole on British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii in almost a century.