22 Jun
Devon Public Library

National Indigenous History Month Film Screenings

When & Where
Date / Time:
June 22, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

Join us in the program room throughout June for screenings of films provided by The National Film Board of Canada in celebration of National Indigenous History Month.

  • Inuit films: Wednesday, June 22: 6-6:45pm
    • Evan's Drum (14 min)
      • An adventurous young boy and his determined mother share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Evan’s Drum is a joyful visit to a family’s loving home, and an uplifting story of cultural pride. After generations of silence, the rhythm of the traditional Inuit drum has returned to Labrador, and seven-year-old Evan is part of the new generation that will keep its heartbeat strong.
    • Breaths (4 min)
      • In this evocative short documentary, Inuk singer-songwriter and humanitarian Susan Aglukark weaves together stories of artistry, family, and belonging as she explores the complex cultural shifts of the last 50 years of Inuit life. Turning her lens on the turbulence of colonial transition, director Nyla Innuksuk examines the forces that shaped Aglukark's voice and how that voice is now being translated for a new generation of Inuit artists.
    • Nowhere Land (15 min)
      • This short documentary serves as a quiet elegy for a way of life, which exists now only in the memories of those who experienced it. Bonnie Ammaaq and her family remember it vividly. When Bonnie was a little girl, her parents packed up their essentials, bundled her and her younger brother onto a long, fur-lined sled and left the government-manufactured community of Igloolik to live off the land, as had generations of Inuit before them.

Free. Coffee and tea provided.

Register here.



Audience:
Adults
Event Type:
Film History
Time of Day / Week:
Evening Weekday