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.