Lana Gets Her Talk
Local Filmmakers / Presented by Dreamspeakers and Reconciliation in Focus
Canada 2017, 37 min, Dir: Beth Wishart MacKenzie
  • Thursday June 8, 2017 at 7:00PM

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A cinematic observation of Indigenous artist Lana Whiskeyjack as she works to complete a mixed-media sculpture of a tortured face, the face of her uncle. Lana calls the piece Losing My Talk. This brief study of an artist and her work is a creative medium through which we can come to some understanding of the trauma experienced by Canada’s Indigenous people in the Indian Residential School system (IRS), of its enduring effects on the children of survivors of the IRS, and of one woman’s journey to recover what was lost: dignity, identity, and voice.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Lana Whiskeyjack and Beth Wishart MacKenzie, a reception with tea and bannock, and musical performances by Amanda Lamothe & ASANI.

This special event will officially launch "pîkiskwe-speak", a cross-country touring art and film installation featuring Losing My Talk by Lana Whiskeyjack and Lana Gets Her Talk by Beth Wishart MacKenzie. The pîkiskwe-speak Tour is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Initiative.

Presented by Dreamspeakers and Reconciliation in Focus.

This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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