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Decolonizing Lens

The Decolonizing Lens is a film and discussion series that features the work and words of Indigenous artists from Winnipeg and beyond. The Decolonizing Lens creates a space to celebrate the work of Indigenous filmmakers in Canada and the incorporation of Indigenous actors, directors, producers and narratives in film.

Supported by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of Manitoba, the Decolonizing Lens holds screenings and discussions in person or via livestream.

All screenings are free and open to everyone.

Decolonizing Lens: Tia and Piujuq

Date: Sunday, March 27th, 2022, Time: Doors open at 12:30; screening starts at 1:00; and the event ends at 3:15

Attend in-person: Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Attend virtually:…/play/620d270b3a47fb00ac89981c

Join the Decolonizing Lens for a free virtual and in-person screening of the family friendly film, Tia and Piujuq, directed by Lucy Tulugarjuk. A live chat with Lucy and Jocelyn Piirainen, Associate Curator of Inuit Art, will follow the film screening.

Bannock pizza, snacks, and drinks provided by Feast.

Past Events:

Special Presentation in Celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day:

Date: June 21, 2021, Time: 6:00 pm CST

Premiere of The Lake Winnipeg Project documentary films followed by a water-protector discussion panel in anticipation of the upcoming WAG-Qaumajuq Indigenous triennial exhibition Naadohbii: To Draw Water, presented by BMO Financial Group.

Post-screening panel discussion with Kevin Settee (Director of The Lake Winnipeg Project film series); and featuring community representatives Kailey Arthurson (Fisher River), Marcel Hardisty (Camp Morningstar), Ivy Canard (Sagkeeng), and Waylon Bittern (Poplar River).

Moderated by Jaimie Isaac, Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art at WAG-Qaumajuq.

Unable to attend the premiere? Watch The Lake Winnipeg Project anytime on starting on June 21, 2021!

Presented by the Decolonizing Lens, the National Film Board, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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Nappy Hair and an Eagle Feather and Au fantôme du père (To the Ghost of the Father)

Presented by The Decolonizing Lens, join us for the FREE screening on Monday, March 29, 2021

Event goes live at 6:00PM and will go till 8:00PM.

To reserve your ticket visit:…/play/604f82b470ae35003efb3f66

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The film screenings (58 min) will be followed by interviews with filmmakers, Adeline Bird and Marie-Laurentine Bayala. Dr. Arthur Anyaduba will join the event afterward to chat about the films.

Before the screening of the films, viewers will see a behind-the-scenes look at Born in Power by WAG Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art, Jaimie Isaac!

With the support of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund (MLEF), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), and the African Movie Festival in Manitoba (AMFM).

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NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.

Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.