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determiNATION SONGS

SAT, JAN 16 / 9 pm
WED & THU, JAN 20 & 21 / 9 pm
Dir. Michelle Smith and Paul Rickard | 2009 | Canada | 90 min
* Opening Screening Introduced by Shane Belcourt

The latest film by Paul Rickard and former Winnipegger Michelle Smith, determiNATION songs interweaves the stories of three talented native signer/songwriters – Samian, Cheri Maracle and CerAmony – through the artists’ creative process, inspiration, commitment and involvement with the resistance movements in their communities.

A rising star on the Québec music scene, hip hop artist Samian raps in Algonquin about his personal struggles growing up; giving voice to a generation of dispossessed youth and obliging Québecers to confront their historical relationship with First Nations peoples.

Cheri Maracle, nominated for the best female artist at the 2008 Aboriginal Music Awards, recently returned to her community of Six Nations. She sings about life on the rez and the struggle over un-ceded Mohawk land. She expresses what life is like for First Nations women, and pays homage to the thousands of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

Cree rockers, Pakesso Mukash and Mathew Iserhoff, members of CerAmony, use Pak’s guitar and Mat’s powerful vocal style to voice the concerns of their people’s disenchantment with the destruction and sell-off or Cree land to Hydro Québec and big industry.

ABOUT SHANE BELCOURT:
Shane Belcourt (Métis) is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and musician based in Toronto. His feature film, Tkaronto (named after the original Mohawk word for Toronto), has played many international film festivals, most recently winning the Best Director prize at the 2008 Dreamspekers Film Festival and at the 2008 Talking Stick Film Festival. Belcourt was also the recipient of the 2007 IFC Mentorship Award and one of the 22 filmmakers chosen for the 2007 TIFF Talent LAB. Most recently, Belcourt co-wrote and directed Boxed In, a short film produced by the NFB that will be included in the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Currently, Belcourt is working as the writer-director for two animation projects, a half-hour animation on problem gambling in Aboriginal communities and a personal short animated documentary, Red Car, Blue Hood, about growing up the son of Métis rights leader, Tony Belcourt. Shane has recently been selected to Telefilm’s Feature Aboriginal Storytellers Program to further develop his next dramatic feature film, Better Place.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The Winnipeg Film Group gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation to support our Aboriginal Artist in Residence Program, enabling us to bring in Shane Belcourt to Winnipeg.

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