TIFF Bell Lightbox Gallery
350 King St. W, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3X5
THIS IS NOT A CEREMONY AT iNdigital Space, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival!
Works will screen in person at TIFF Bell Light Box from October 18 – 23, 2022 and then on their streaming platform from October 24 – 30, 2022. Free and open to the public.
Ahnahktsipiitaa will be in attendance to present a keynote
session on Wednesday, October 19 at 11:40 a.m.
THIS IS NOT A CEREMONY | AHNAHKTSIPIITAA | 2022 | 20 min.
Niitsitapi writer and director Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon) takes us beyond the veil of traditional media and transports us directly into another realm, where past, present and future are one; where colonial rules and assumptions are forgotten; and where we can finally get to the truth of the matter.
Presented in stunning cinematic VR, the narrative unfolds all around us, on a dream-like plane of existence. Panoramas flow and merge, stories come to life and dance before our eyes, and community protocols confront our notions of personal
responsibility. Here, we are asked to witness some of the darker sides of living life in Canada while Indigenous.
This unforgettable experience will stay with you long after it’s over. THIS IS NOT A CEREMONY calls on all who’ve watched to take action, to share what they have seen and heard, to learn from these tragedies and never forget—so that they will never happen again.
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