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Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival – August 9-13, 2017

August 9, 2017 - August 13, 2017

“Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory: August 9-13, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Canada  

The 6th annual Asinabka Festival is excited to present the best contemporary Indigenous film, art and music from Canada and around the world. The Festival takes place over 5 days at Asinabka (Victoria Island), the Canadian Museum of Nature, Gallery 101 and Platform Gallery, from August 9-13, 2017.   The Festival begins the evening of Wednesday, August 9 at Aboriginal Experiences on Victoria Island with a welcoming celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music and dance.  At sunset we will have an outdoor screening of our opening night film “Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World.   Our schedule includes 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, as well as Matinee Film Screenings, a Midnight Film Screening, a Gallery Crawl with 2 art openings at Gallery 101 & Platform Gallery, and live Indigenous music as a part of the “Asin Fest Music Series”.

HIGHLIGHTS • Opening Night Outdoor Film Screening of “Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World”  & Closing Night Screening of Amanda Kernell’s powerful film “Sami Blood” (Sweden). • A Spotlight on films from Yunnan China, and Maori & Pasifika shorts curated by the Wairoa Maori Film Festival (NZ). • A Maori Film Panel with delegates from New Zealand, and a Seminar on Filmmaking in Yunnan with delegates from the University of Yunnan. • Feature length films such as Zacharias Kunuk’s epic drama “Maliglutit”, Stephen Page’s visually mesmerizing film “Spear”, as well as documentary films “Bee Nation” and “All Our Father’s Relations” co-presented with the One World Film Festival. • The final instalment of the Asin Fest Music Series featuring: Wolf Saga // Elisa HArkins // Ziibiwan ᓯᐱᐘᐣ // Kayla Briët  // Ansley Simpson // The Handsome Savages // Fire Queen // Gentleman Soundgoods // Sarah Yankoo // Larissa Desrosiers // DJ Jas Nasty // DJ Hiona // DJ Sweet Cheeks // VJ Rezidual // VJ Paradise // + More TBA • Art Gallery Crawl, with opening of “Body Language: Decolonial Love” curated by Charlotte Hoelke at Gallery 101, and a Pop-up VR, Video Games, & Video Art Exhibition at Platform Gallery. • Also at the Gallery Crawl: Burlesque performance and workshops with the Vancouver’s scintillating Virago Nation, plus Indigenous tattoos from Toronto based Indigenous tattoo shop Inkdigenous.

Asinabka Festival Promo Video: https://vimeo.com/209431954



August 9, 2017
August 13, 2017