The Native and the Refugee: Reservations, Sovereignty, and Autonomy

May 19, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC
$10 regular admission/$18 regular admission + BBQ dinner: pay online or at the door
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/891841350882670/
The Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF) and the ALL NATIONS Festival are hosting a premiere of videos from The Native and The Refugee, a project by Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny who use documentary film to connect struggles between reservations and refugee camps. The event aims to focus on “the native dimension of the project” to discuss the range of situations on Indigenous Territories around the world. The screening will be followed by a dialogue with the filmmakers.

VIMAF “exists to advance critical Indigenous discourse and cross-cultural engagement on issues through innovative media arts practices.” The organization aims to use their festival and events to democratize access to media and to empower Indigenous media artists to push boundaries. The ALL NATIONS Festival is an “an annual festival of arts and culture, food, sports, and ideas celebrating Coast Salish Territory”, and runs July 23-25, 2015 in Kwikwetlem / Coquitlam.


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