First Nations youth invite you to meet them and discover their new films during the first international Wapikoni Mobile, launching on October 14th. The Anishnabe, Innu, Atikamekw and Cree worlds will be honored this year, as well as those of indigenous communities of Bolivia, Chile and Peru, where the Wapikoni Mobile has recently extended its activities.
This fundraiser screening is a rare occasion for journalists to meet many young Aboriginal filmmakers and musicians, who enjoyed the passage of the mobile studios in their community. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL, as well as representatives from Oxfam Québec, SUCO and Health Canada will be among the honored guests to highlight their talent.
The launching of the 2011 films selection, during the New Cinema Festival (Festival du nouveau cinéma), is also an opportunity for the Wapikoni Mobile to raise funds for its future activities with First Nations youth. The screening will take place at the “Cœur des sciences” of UQAM at 5:30p.m.
The launching of the 2011 film selection was made possible thanks to numerous partners and in particular, the Arts and Letters’ Council of Quebec (CALQ), Quebec’s ministry of Culture, Communications and Status of Women (MCCCF), the Arts Council of Montreal (CAM), Oxfam Québec and Suco.