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Ma Connexion: Short Docs

Ma Connexion: Short Docs (1h 15m)

@ Gallery 101

(51B Young Street)

SUNDAY Aug. 13, 4:00pm

•$5/program or $10/all films for the afternoon

•Tickets available at the Door

•Donations Welcome

•Snacks & Cash Bar

Ma Connexion

Myrann Newashish (Atikamekw) • 3:10 • 2016 • Canada • French & Atikamekw


A poem inspired by nature telling a profound experience about connection with the elements.


Sweat

Kristin Snowbird  (Ojibwe)• 4:44 • 2016 • English


In this film, I recreate my experience and what brought me to the sweat lodge with a metaphorical and poetic interpretation of this beautiful ceremony.

Bayline

JJ Neepin (Cree) • 15:08 • 2017 • English


Two sister filmmakers follows their parents to the northern Manitoba wilderness for a camping trip to learn about the Bayline; and the place their father once called home.


Three Sisters Community Garden

Zachary Greenleaf (Mi’gmaq) • 05:22 • 2016 • Canada •


With the help of other youth, Zachary tries to reintroduce the three sisters (traditional white corn, squash and beans used in Native gardens) in his community of Gesgapegiag.



Ohero:kon Under the Husk

Katsitsionni fox (Mohawk) • 26:46 • 2016 • Canada/USA • English


Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are childhood friends from traditional families living in the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne that straddles the U.S. / Canada border. They both take part in a four- year adolescent passage rites ceremony called Oheró:kon “Under the Husk” that has been revived in their community.


Poi - The Heartbeat of a Nation

Lanita Ririnui-Ryan (Māori & Cook Islands) • 22:04 • 2016 • New Zealand • English & Maori


As a timeless indigenous instrument of Aotearoa, it has an artistic beat that enamors the world. At first sight, the poi can be simply described as a ball on the end of a string. For Māori, it is the heartbeat of a nation and an extension of themselves.