Showcasing “Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down)” & “Reel Injun”
04/12/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Everyone welcome to attend!
Registration will be required for catering purposes! Please register by Friday, April 5th, 2019.
Friday, April 12, 2019
6 pm – 8 pm
MCFN Community Centre
Donations to the Hagersville Food Bank will be greatly appreciated
Dinner to be provided.
In this feature-length documentary, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the portrayal of North American Indigenous people throughout a century of cinema. Featuring hundreds of clips from old classics as well as recent releases, the film traces the evolution of the “Hollywood Indian.” Diamond guides the audience on a journey across America to some of cinema’s most iconic landscapes and conducts candid interviews with celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson and Jim Jarmusch. The film is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories in their own way.
Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down)
In five short minutes, this short film destroys any remaining shreds of the myth of a fair and just Canada. Children forced from their homes and sent to residential schools, families examined like livestock in crowded tuberculosis clinics, tainted water and land, poisoned for industry and profit at the cost of Indigenous lives, and the list goes on. But filmmaker Jeff Barnaby’s message is clear: We are still here. Featuring the music of Tanya Tagaq.
This film is part of Souvenir, a series of four films addressing Indigenous identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB’s archives.