Race and Power

Louise BigEagle | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
6 minutes

A tender portrait of Armand McArthur, the last fluent speaker of the Nakota language in Pheasant Rump First Nation, Treaty 4 territory in southern Saskatchewan. “When you don’t know your language or your culture, you don’t know who you are,” explains Armand. -SC

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Rami Katz | 
Canada |
 2018 | 
35 minutes

In the early 1960s, when America was brimming with racial tension and Martin Luther King was marching in Alabama, Jack O’Dell was at his side. At age 94, O’Dell eloquently recounts his experiences and views—from his early membership in the Communist Party to his opinions on the current state of racial affairs in the US, as well as the significance of Black Lives Matter. -PP

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:45pm
Simon Plouffe | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
77 minutes

Simon Plouffe’s atmospheric and immersive film offers an opportunity to explore the musicality and cultural significance of many Indigenous languages, all of which are at risk of disappearing.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Georg Koszulinski | 
Canada/US |
 2018 | 
86 minutes

White Ravens takes us on a remarkable journey to a place of astonishing beauty, but the film maintains its focus on the people who call this extraordinary place home. Their dedication and deep ties to the land give them the strength to fight a Herculean battle. The film shows that the fight is not over for the Haida people, nor for other Indigenous people all over the world.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
Kate Hickey | 
Australia/US |
 2017 | 
80 minutes

Roller Dreams is a fascinating and unexpected story of a utopian scene created by African Americans in the late 1970s. Roller skate dancing briefly blossomed into a genuine national craze, but when Hollywood represented the culture, it was white actors who played all the roles and white dancers who took the credit.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:15pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 7:15pm
Håvard Bustnes | 
Norway |
 2017 | 
94 minutes

The rise of the far right in Europe is a puzzling, terrifying phenomenon. Norwegian filmmaker Håvard Bustnes arrived in Greece to uncover why the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has become a legitimate political option for a significant percentage of Greek voters. The result is bizarre, chilling, and more than a little mesmerizing.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:45pm
Bing Liu | 
US |
 2018 | 
93 minutes

Bing Liu focuses his camera on his tight-knit group of skateboarding friends in this deeply personal study of young adulthood, offering insight on the construction of masculinity, and its relationship to cycles of violence.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
Selwyn Jacob | 
Canada |
 1996 | 
52 minutes

From the early 1900s through the 1960s, black men from across Canada, US, Africa and the Caribbean worked as sleeping-car porters for Canada’s railway companies. As one of the few jobs available for people of colour at the time, the occupation was well-respected but also full of challenges.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:45pm
Heather Lenz | 
US |
 2018 | 
80 minutes

At age 88, Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most successful living artists and one of the top-selling female artists in history. For those unfamiliar with her prolific body of work, her gargantuan polka dot paintings, phallic soft sculptures, and nude performance anti-war protests cleverly straddle pop art and the avant-garde. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:00pm