WAPIKONI MOBILE DEDICATES A WEEK
TO THE IMPORTANT WORK OF INDIGENOUS FEMALE DIRECTORS
In honour of the International Women’s Day, Wapikoni mobile has decided to celebrate the important work of female directors from various First Nations communities by showcasing one different film every day between March 5-11, 2017 on its various platforms.
In 2016, the gender advocacy group Réalisatrices équitables published a scathing report indicating a clear under-representation of women filmmakers and shed light on the microscopic share that female filmmakers get from Canadian funders (around 11%). It is therefore crucial that female and especially female First Nation voices be heard. That is why Wapikoni mobile chose the week around March 8 to praise the important cultural contributions of women by showcasing the work of the aboriginal filmmakers it’s been accompanying for over 12 years.
Over the course of next week, we will share with our followers via our Facebook page and website one film daily. You will have an EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY to discover for 24 hours some of our award-winning shorts that are currently touring festivals. Since these films a surprise for our fans, the titles and links will be announced daily at noon (Eastern Standard Time) on our Facebook page. So follow us to find out more!
About Wapikoni mobile
Wapikoni mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, we have visited over 20 communities and accompanied over 4,300 participants who worked to direct more than 920 shorts films translated into several languages. These films have received 142 awards and mentions in prestigious national and international festivals.