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News Release - Queen's University: A virtual launch of a special issue focusing on Indigenous cinema and media

Thursday, August 13, 2020

(August 13, 2020) A virtual launch of special issue of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies is being held August 13 at 7 pm. The Zoom event is part of the Montreal First People’s Festival. 

With this special issue titled Indigenous Cinema and Media in the Americas: Storytelling, Communities, and Sovereignties, speakers will be invited to discuss topics and issues explored in their articles and the special issue more broadly, which examines the New Wave of Indigenous cinema on the local and global scale, with contributions examining local production in the Kanienké:ha language, a multisite Indigenous film festival in Brazil, Indigenous women filmmakers, visual sovereignty, seal hunting and Inuit filmmaking, as well as spirituality within Māori cinema. 

The launch is being hosted by the University of Toronto Press, in partnership with the Montreal-based Indigenous cultural organization Terres en vues/LandsInSights and in collaboration with the Department of French Studies, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Elizabeth McKenzie Shemilt Fund in Indigenous Studies at Queen's University. 

The virtual panel discussion will feature André Dudemaine (Innu), coeditor of the special issue and director of Montreal First People’s Festival Présence autochtone, as well as three contributors - Marion Konwanénhon Delaronde (Kanienʼkehá꞉ka), Tóta Tánon Ohkwá:ri’s lead director and puppeteer at the Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language & Cultural Center (KORLCC), Karine Bertrand (Métisse Algonquin), assistant professor at Queen’s University, and Deborah Walker-Morrison (Māori), associate professor at the University of Auckland, New-Zealand. 

The panel will be moderated by Isabelle St-Amand, coeditor of the special issue and assistant professor and Queen’s National Scholar in Francophone Indigenous Literatures at Queen’s University. Anyone is welcome to register and participate. 

From the festival’s perspective, this special issue represents a culmination, an accomplishment that underscores years of collaboration with universities and academics. André Dudemaine, UTP Journals blog  

Isabelle St-Amand, Queen’s University professor 

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