Music at @imagineNATIVE / #iN15th / @FLIP_Publicity #Toronto

The 15th Annual 
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 22 – 26, 2014
Music Films and Events
The 15th Annual imagineNATIVE returns October 22-26, 2014 with the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe featuring: 130 films and videos; nine Radio Works; seven multi-platform New Media works; four art exhibitions featuring 19 media artists; 11 industry panels and public workshops; and 17 commissions. imagineNATIVE will feature 175 artists representing over 70 distinct Indigenous nations from 12 countries. 

Music at imagineNATIVE including DJ Bear Witness, music videos and docs:

Karenniyohston – Old Songs Made Good 
October 18 - November 15, 2014 
Women’s Art Resource Centre (WARC) Gallery
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 122 
As part of Trove: Unearthing The Embargo Collective II Exhibition
Zoe Hopkins’s sound piece, Karenniyohston – Old Songs Made Good, fuses Mohawk oral language techniques and musical composition in her creative adaptations of national and cultural anthems of Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA. 

Ways of Yesterday
Friday, October 24
10am, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Screening as part of Big Break: Youth Shorts II
World Premiere - Director: Elliott Simon (Ojibway) 
In this exceptionally inspirational film, rapper Elliott Simon and B-Boy Curtis Kagige share their life experiences as they motivate youth to follow their dreams. 

This May Be The Last Time
Friday, October 24
11am, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4
Canadian Premiere - Director: Sterlin Harjo (Seminole Creek) 
English and Mvskoke with English Subtitles 
With the phenomenon of the Muscogee (Creek) church hymns as an intriguing backdrop, director Sterlin Harjo explores the mysterious 1962 disappearance of his grandfather. This unique singing style has a fascinating origin with ties to White Appalachia spirituals and enslaved African American field hollers. An emotional tribute to both his grandfather’s memory and the healing power of song. 

Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters 
Friday, October 24
12:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Screening as part of On Location: Environmental Program
World Premiere - Director: Amanda Strong (Métis) 
A biting and musical response to the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. 

Ahpi (Wide as Oceans) 
Friday, October 24
8pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4
Screening with Olga - To My Friends
North American Premiere - Director: Oskar Östergren (Sámi) 
Addressing land exploitation and societal pressures, this musical collaboration between Sofia Jannok and Oskar Östergren gives memory to Sámi youth who have taken their lives. 

The Pã Boys
Saturday, October 25
4:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Canadian Premiere - Director: Himiona Grace (Ngãti Toa, Ngãti Porou) 
English and Maori with English Subtitles
Driven by a hot reggae soundtrack, the energetic and celebratory tone of this road movie is impossible to resist. Three Maori flatmates – all musicians – decide to form a band and embark on a pub tour “down north” to Cape Reinga in Aotearoa. At its heart The Pã Boys is a story about the bonds of friendship, a love of reggae music, and the importance of knowing where you come from. 

imagineNATIVE’s 15th Birthday party 
Saturday, October 25
Hart House in Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle
Don’t miss the Festival’s biggest bash! Featuring DJ Bear Witness of the internationally acclaimed crew A Tribe Called Red. 

Sumé – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa (The Sound of a Revolution) 
Sunday, October 26
11am, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4
International Premiere - Director: Inuk Silis Høegh (Inuk)
Greenlandic and Danish with English Subtitles 
Greenland’s history is not widely known. Perhaps less known – at least to those outside its stunning borders – is the rock band Sumé and their remarkable impact on the formation of contemporary Greenlandic identity, as the first band to record in the Greenlandic language. Sumé is an entertaining, enlightening documentary that explores the power of language and song in shaping the destiny of an ancient nation. 

True Pride Reality
Sunday, October 26
12pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Screening as part of Action!: Activist Shorts
International Premiere - Director: Echota Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee Keetoowah) 
Set to music by Melodic Soul, life on the rez and struggles for decolonization are examined. 

The 14th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 22 – 26, 2014
Single Tickets and Festival Packages On Sale Now
Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
In-person: 10am to 10pm daily • 350 King Street West
By Phone: 10am – 7pm daily • 416.599.TIFF (8433)
For more information please call 416.585.2333 or visit
Music at @imagineNATIVE / #iN15th / @FLIP_Publicity #Toronto Music at @imagineNATIVE / #iN15th / @FLIP_Publicity #Toronto Reviewed by Tony G on October 07, 2014 Rating: 5

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