Thursday Nights: Hide Camp Film Screenings

Join us for Indigenous film nights every Thursday evening as part of Dene Nahjo’s Urban Hide Tanning Camp. The films will be screened at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and films start at 7:30.

Thursday, September 7: Feature Doc Presentation

Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos (Alethea Arnaquq-Baril) 
A young woman is on a journey to revive the ancient Inuit tradition of face tattooing. Inuit tattoos have been forbidden for a century, and almost forgotten. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril struggles to find out all she can before she is tattooed herself. She has met serious resistance from some of her fellow Inuit. However, a number of brave elders are willing to talk about the tattoos, and the massive and sudden cultural changes that caused their decline.

Thursday, September 14: Indigenous Shorts

Raven (Razelle Banally)
A woman contemplates suicide and decides that her life is worth living after all. After arriving on her motorcycle in the snowy woods, she finds a beautiful but lonely tree where she gets lost in the moment of a decision she has been struggling to keep and experiences an ethereal dream where she comes face to face with the little one that could
have been.
*Featuring a Q&A with the filmmaker*

 

Cree Code Talker (Alexandra Lazarowich)
During the Second World War, the Allied Forces utilized Indigenous language speakers to transmit coded messages that could not be broken. The contributions of Charles “Checker” Tomkins are revealed in this insightful look into how the Cree language was used as a vital secret weapon in combat.

 

How to Steal a Canoe (Amanda Strong)
With spoken lyrics by Nishnaabeg poet Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and original score by Cree cellist Cris Derksen, How to Steal a Canoe tells a story of stealing back the precious parts of our selves.

 

Scraper (Mandee McDonald, Amos Scott & Deneze Nakehk’o) 
A fun night of ‘bush hookups’ turns into a twisted experiment for two beautiful hide tanners.
 

Akóó (Amos Scott & Mandee McDonald) 
On a chilling winter night at a northern bush party, two young men plot to take advantage of two young women. Unbeknownst to them, something is watching them from the cold, dark, woods and their sinister plan is about to take an unexpected turn.

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