Rethinking Representation: Shorts Program

Rethinking Representation: Shorts Program

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Film Sponsor(s)


Community Partner(s)
Various Directors | 
Canada |
 2017-2018 | 
66 minutes


Three Thousand (G)
Looking at Edward Curtis (PG)
Butterfly Monument (G)

Whether it’s repurposing archival footage, honouring activism through a monument, or reflecting on the legacy of settler documentation, this selection of short films showcases Indigenous filmmakers reclaiming their images and narratives. -SC

Three Thousand • Asinnajaq, Canada, 2017, 14 mins
Images taken from the National Film Board’s archive are chronologically interwoven with original animation, ending with the filmmaker’s vision of the future.

Looking at Edward Curtis • Marie Clements, Canada, 2018, 23 mins
Marie Clements (The Road Forward, DOXA 2017) confronts the legacy of photographer Edward Curtis, and raises necessary questions about the ethics of documenting Indigenous experience.

Butterfly Monument • Jules Koostachin & Rick Miller, Canada, 2018, 29 mins
Jules Koostachin and Rick Miller affectionately capture the legacy of the young Cree education advocate Shannen Koostachin, highlighting her community’s effort to build Canada’s first public statue honouring an Indigenous youth.


Jules Koostachin

Jules Koostachin, owner of VisJuelles Productions Inc. is MoshKeKo Cree and a band member of Attawapiskat First Nation. Jules is a PhD candidate with the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC.  She carries extensive experience working in Indigenous community in varying capacities. Jules, also known as a storyteller and filmmaker who works to honour cultural protocols and build relationship within Indigenous community through her arts practice.  Her artistic endeavours are informed by her experience living with her grandparents in northern Ontario, as well as her mother, a residential school warrior.