Film & Performance Showcases

Film Festival Showcase

DATE: Friday, November 18, 2015
(Note: This event is open to symposium registrants only.)

Resolute [2015, 30 minutes]
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRANT: Delilah Sanders
SYNOPSIS: A forced relocation to assert sovereignty led the Canadian government to commit grievous human rights violations. Through haunting interviews, archival footage, and animation, Resolute tells a story familiar to thousands of indigenous families in Canada, and beyond.
Daniel Roher (Director/Writer/Cinematographer); Richard Jay (Original Music)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Loud Roar Productions

Hanhopedale filmdcrafted Hopedale [2015, 5 minutes 33 seconds]
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRANT: Ryan Winters
SYNOPSIS: If you want to find worldclass artisans, the small Labrador community of Hopedale offers you some of the best. Created through the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival’s FRAMED film education series, in partnership with the Nunatsiavut government, this film focuses on three prominent local craftspeople – two carvers and one traditional sewist.
Jenn Brown (Producer); Victoria Wells (Editor); Troy Maher (Cinematographer); Ryan Winters, Mitchell Aggek, Troy Maher, Jenn Brown (Co-Directors); PRODUCTION COMPANY: FRAMED

nain FRAMEDkatatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing) [2015, 7 minutes]
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRANT: Ryan Winters
SYNOPSIS: Nain is rich with breathtaking landscapes and people with a strong storytelling history. Created through the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival’s FRAMED film educations series, in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government, this film explores throat singing a special talent and traditional game for fun and public entertainment, which was nearly destroyed but has since been revived
Jenn Brown (Producer); Victoria Wells (Editor); Troy Maher (Cinematographer); Caroline Nochasak, Heather Angnatok, Jason Dicker, Jennifer Semigak, Joshua Jararuse, Matmatil Angnatok, Maxwell Saksagiak, Nancy Nochasak, Sarah Semigak Lidd, Troy Maher, Jenn Brown (Co-Directors); PRODUCTION COMPANY: FRAMED

Red Ochre [2009, 3 minutes 16 seconds]
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRANT: Jerry Evans
SYNOPSIS: Combining archival photos with new and found footage, Red Ochre is a personal, impressionistic rendering of what it’s like growing up Mi’kmaq in Newfoundland, while living in a culture of denial.
Kent Martin (Exec. Producer); Annette Clarke (Producer); Jerry Evans (Writer/Director); Chris Darlington (Editor/Cinematographer); Lori Clarke (Music)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: NFB

Survivors Rowe [2015, 30 minutes]
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRANT: Delilah Sanders
SYNOPSIS: For almost two decades, Anglican minister Ralph Rowe sexually abused children on reserves across Northern Ontario. For the first time, three Anishinaabe men have courageously come forward to share their stories of abuse, recounting their journey from pain to healing.
Cynthia Wesley-Esqumaux, Paul Brehl, and Ann Lawson (Exec. Producers); Peter O’Brian (Producer); Daniel Roher (Director); Richard Jay (Composer)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Loud Roar Productions / 2015 HotDocs

Romancing Labrador [2006, 48 minutes]
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRANT: Jerry Evans
SYNOPSIS: The Innu of the Ungava Peninsula were nomads who lived in caribou-skin lodges called shaputuans and speared caribou crossing the Mushuau-shipu (George) River. They lived in intimate familiarity with the land that shaped their culture. That strangers like Herman J. Koehler from New Jersey and others would cherish the wilderness they called home was incomprehensible to them. Romancing the Labrador explores this paradox.
Jerry Evans (Producer); Christine Poke (Director); Jerry Evans and Christine Poke (Writers); Chris Darlington (Editor/Cinamatographer); Lori Clarke (Music)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Muinjij Productions / Telefilm Canada

 

Performance Showcase

Emcee: Donna Roberts
Performance Location: Maxwells
Date/Time: Saturday, November 21 from 7pm to 9pm
(Note: This event is open to symposium registrants only.)

Joe GoudieDenzil (Joe) Goudie was born in 1939 in the community of Mud Lake known for his career as a broadcaster with CBC. He served as President of the Labrador Metis Association and has been recognized as an ambassador of Labrador heritage and tradition. Joe served as Town Clerk and Town Manager of Happy Valley before his election to the provincial House of Assembly in 1975, where he served until 1985. Amongst his volunteer duties he is an honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force, posted with 444 Combat Support Squadron 5 Wing Goose Bay.

The Blake SistersThe Blake Sisters have been together as a group for the last six years. Before, each sister followed a different path to learn about their Inuit heritage. Through joining a drum group, they were introduced to the qilaut and throat singing. They also sing in their native tongue, Inuttitut. At that point a love of the art was born, and they learned different techniques of throat singing, broadening their skills.

Eastern OwlEastern Owl was born from the love of culture, singing, laughter, and good friends. There are seven members – Jamie O’Leary, Kayla Stride, Stacey Howse, Natasha Blackwood, Danielle Benoit, Rebecca Sharr, and Jenelle Duval. They have been together for two years and operate their drum circle through the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre. Each  member sought to deep their connection with traditional teachings and First Nations Song and Dance. In doing so they found themselves not only performing, but also living the path of Drum Carriers and sharing their teachings and songs with the community.

Meshikamau (which means Big Lake or Reservoir) has come a long way from guys jamming in their Innu community of Sheshatshiu. The band includes Andrew Penashue (lead vocals/guitar), Etienne Rich (bass), Pien Penashue (lead guitar), Gregory Mark (acoustic guitar/vocals), and Louis Philippe Boivin (drums). The band has established itself within the east coast music industry and has performed at the ECMAs, Labrador Winter Games, Northern Exposure, and the Innu Nikamu Festival just to name a few highlights. They have six albums to their credit, the most recent of which was Nussim (2011).

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