An Afternoon with Alanis Obomsawin
Please join us for a special screening of Alanis Obomsawin’s Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair (2021, 30 min.) and When All The Leaves are Gone (2010, 17 min.), followed by a discussion with the filmmaker moderated by Kerry Swanson. The screening will take place on Sunday, June 18 from 2-4 pm in Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue, University of Toronto) and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-with-alanis-obomsawin-tickets-652326244357.
A member of the Abenaki Nation, Alanis Obomsawin is an internationally recognized singer-songwriter, storyteller, engraver, printmaker, activist, teacher, and director of over 50 films, including Christmas at Moose Factory, Incident at Restigouche, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Trick or Treaty, and Our People Will Be Healed. She has worked as a producer with the National Film Board since 1967. Recipient of many honours, including a Glenn Gould Prize, the status of Companion of the Order of Canada, and the 2023 Edward MacDowell Medal, Alanis Obomsawin will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of Toronto on June 19th.
Kerry Swanson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Indigenous Screen Office (ISO), co-founder and strategic advisor for Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival, has served as both Board Chair and Executive Director of the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, and has worked in leadership roles at provincial and municipal funding agencies. Kerry was born and raised in Chapleau, northern Ontario, in a Cree/Ojibwe, Irish and French family. She is a member of Michipicoten First Nation with familial ties to Chapleau Cree First Nation.
Sponsored by the Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.