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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
PAC | ImagineNATIVE | Short Films Series
Date and time
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
St. Catharines, ON
Directions: The Film House can be found on the lower level.
Offered in English.
In the Film House (Lower Level) at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
A series of short films curated and presented by ImagineNative
Playing continuously from 11 am to 3 pm
Enjoy nine short films in the New Wave program curated by the world’s largest Indigenous film festival. They feature a new generation of indigenous storytellers as they explore their past and present connections, mythology, and cultural heritage. Some sensitive subject matter about residential school and tragic loss of culture.
The Story of Pasha | Director: Pasha Patridge (Inuk/Kanien'kehà:ka)
Ara Marumaru (The Shadow) | Director: Kawenna'here Devery Jacobs (Mohawk) / Ken Are Bongo (Sámi) / Richard Curtis (Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pīkiao)
Shin-chi's Canoe | Director: Allan Hopkins (N'quatqua)
E'sekati | Director: Bretten Hannam (L'nu)
Sacred By Nature | Director: Trevor Solway (Siksika, Blackfoot Nation)
Onyota'a:ka khale Tsi'tkalù:to (Oneida and Toronto) | Director: Kanatahawi Schuyler (Onyota'a:ka/Oneida)
Mahiganiec (Baby Wolf) | Director: Jacqueline Michel (Anishnabe/Kitcisakik)
BA'O - The Cannibal Giant | Director: Nick Dangeli (Tim-kyo'o'hl Hayats'kw, Nisaga'a, Tsimshian & Tlingit, Haida, Gitxsan, Tsetsaut and Colville Nations)
Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) | Director: Amanda Strong (Michif)
ImagineNATIVE & the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
imagineNATIVE is an Indigenous-run organisation located on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat nations. They acknowledge the Dish With One Spoon covenant, a treaty whose spirit is one based in collective stewardship and sharing of land and resources, and one which extends to all nations living in present-day Toronto.
imagineNATIVE presents the world’s largest Indigenous film festival, a national Tour focused on reconciliation, as well as the Institute among many other initiatives throughout the year. imagineNATIVE is committed to public education and strives towards dispelling stereotypical notions of Indigenous peoples through diverse media presentations from within our communities. To this end, we conduct professional development workshops and panels, public education initiatives, research projects, and curriculum/educators’ packages for secondary schools created from Indigenous pedagogies.
This event is part of a hub:
Free parking at meters and city lots on Sundays in Downtown St. Catharines. Please also find a Culture Days Art Exhibit next door at the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (15 Artists Common). Access the MIWSFPA by crossing...