Just pasingon this press release i thought might interest some of you:
Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)
Native women, committed filmmakers
Discussion and screening with First Nations filmmakers Alanis Obomsawin and Tracey Deer
Monday, March 12th 2007, 8pm at INIS
301 de Maisonneuve blvd. east, Montreal (Berri-UQAM metro)
Suggested contribution : $7, students $4, (2$ for INIS students)
Moderator : Claire Buffet
Docu-Mondays are back with a promising evening on Native identity. For internationally renowned pioneer Alanis Obomsawin, who has been filming in First Nations communities for 40 years, as well as for Tracey Deer, a young Mohawk filmmaker, documentrary has proven to be a tool to observe, question and denounce. Their committed films offer an inside view of Native heritage and of the conflicts that frequently colour their communities’ relationships with their dominating neighbors.
Docu-Mondays offer a platform for discussion on the role of documentary film and social commitment. Docu-Mondays, an initiative of filmmaker Magnus Isacsson, are presented by the RIDM, in partnership with INIS and the NFB.
For more information : Sophie Godin, RIDM, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone : (514) 499-3676