The Museum of Fine Arts and the Art History MCHS program will host a weeklong screening of three Indigenous short films April 1–9, and a discussion on April 8 with Dr. Kristin Dowell and two of the filmmakers. The screening and discussion are all free, virtual, and open to the public via a registration link.
From April 1 through April 9, three Indigenous films will be open to viewers: Cedar Tree of Life, directed by Odessa Shuquaya (Kluane First Nation), ?E?anx: The Cave, directed by Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in), and Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes), directed by Amanda Strong (Michif). The films will be available to watch asynchronously, and viewers will receive instructions following registration.
On April 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST, viewers can join Dr. Dowell for a conversation with two of the filmmakers. Odessa Shuquaya (Kluane First Nation) and Amanda Strong (Michif) will discuss their work and film practice. ASL interpretation will be provided. Dowell is a settler scholar who has dedicated twenty years to amplifying the work on Indigenous filmmakers and artists. Learn more about Dowell’s research and watch all three film trailers here.