Montreal, August 14, 2018 – Wapikoni Mobile's Cinema on Wheels screening van arrived in Quebec today after touring the Maritimes, providing an exclusive opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences to watch a selection of Wapikoni's incredible collection of 1,000 First Nations and Inuit short films. These award-winning films
Now in Gaspésie, the van will tour the Côte-Nord, Centre-du-Québec, the Quebec region, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Mauricie, Abitibi-Témiscamingue until it reaches its destination in Montreal on September 15, 2018.
Here are some of the upcoming stops:
August 14, 6 pm
August 19, 8 pm: Percéides Festival
August 31, noon and 6 pm: Kwé! Festival, Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale
September 4 (time TBD):Wolinak Library
September 6, 5 pm: Festival des
We are adding new dates every day. To know more, check out our full calendar on our website.
Wapikoni's first Cinema on Wheels tour started in April 2017 in Vancouver and stopped in Woodstock, NB seven months later, on November 21. It crossed Canada,
The selection of works, with their intriguing stories and cared images (both photographic and animated), is aimed at discovering powerful Indigenous voices, unique point of views as well as incredible talents stemming straight from indigenous communities. This project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Wapikoni’s Cinema on Wheels offers three distinct one-hour programs: General Public, Teens and Youth (7-12). Discover the talent of emerging young Indigenous filmmakers, learn about different Indigenous cultures and engage in enriching discussions with the Inuit projectionist animators Jocelyn Piirainen and Geronimo Inutiq.
"I am thrilled to see our Cinema on Wheels hit the roads again this year. The screening caravan is a powerful outreach tool, but also a space that promotes exchange and dialogue between Nations and Peoples. Wapikoni’s shorts travel and meet new audiences, thus allowing for improved accessibility of talents, the creation of bridges between cultures and the promotion of our cultural pride.” -- Odile Joannette, Executive Director of Wapikoni Mobile, member of the Pessamit Innu First Nation.
We are currently accepting bookings and suggested screening events. Please do not hesitate to contact Geronimo Inutiq at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a possible screening.
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