Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival 2016

Written by Denise Deby.


Now showing: the Asinabka Festival, Ottawa’s annual celebration of Indigenous film and media arts.

The Asinabka Festival, which offers film, art, music and more by and/or about Indigenous peoples, runs Aug. 10-14, 2016.

A few highlights:

  • A lecture on reclaiming Indigenous histories, identities and images through Maori film (Friday, Aug. 12 3:30 p.m.);
  • Compelling films from around the world (Friday, Aug. 12-Sunday, Aug. 14)—a huge variety, from a vanishing pink dolphin, to new takes on Star Wars and Goldilocks, to the legacy of the Oka crisis, and much more;
  • A “gallery crawl” of Indigenous art, a music night, a BBQ and outdoor film night, and a festival after-party. (See schedule for details.)

Check all that and more out on the Asinabka Festival website.

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