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First Nation’s Culture in Our Region
October 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
FIRST NATION’S CULTURE IN OUR REGION (Sun. Oct. 15, 3:00pm)
As part of the 25th anniversary of King’s Film Society, we’re delighted to partner with ARCAC for an afternoon featuring special guest speakers and historical films that explore First Nation’s culture in our region.
Please join us at ArtsPlace (2nd floor) where we’ll screen two NFB archival documentaries (early 1990s) by award-winning Mi’kmaq filmmaker Catherine Anne Martin. In between the films, artists Judy Pearson and her son Robbie McEwan of Bear River First Nation, will join us to discuss the cultural and spiritual aspects of their artwork and the process and significance that goes into creating their beautiful and detailed quillwork (Robbie) and rock paintings (Judy).
3:00 pm: Film: Kwa’nu’te’: Mi’kmaq and Maliseet Artists (42 min)
This film profiles a number of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet artists from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, showing their similarities and differences, samples of their work and the sources of their inspiration. It offers a remarkable look at Indigenous art and spirituality in Atlantic Canada.
3:45 pm Guest speakers – Artists Judy Pearson and Robbie McEwan
4:30 pm Film: Mi’kmaq Family (32min)
This documentary takes you on a reflective journey into the extended family of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq community. Revisiting her own roots, Mi’kmaq filmmaker and mother Catherine Anne Martin explores how the community is recovering its First Nations values, particularly through the teachings of elders and a collective approach to children-rearing. Mi’kmaq Family is an inspiring resource for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences who are looking for ways to strengthen and explore their own families and traditions. 1995 – 32 mins
Admission by donation.