AVAILABLE FOR FREE STREAMING OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 3, 2021

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Animated image of three grandmothers

Minwaajimo Collective Presents:

Story Medicine


In partnership with the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO)


Still image on the left from Jane & the Wolf, Nadine Arpin and Rachel Garrick, 2016

 

Story Medicine



The art of storytelling is universal and ancient. Telling stories is a form of medicine which brings with it teachings and humour from generation to generation. For the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, stories are a direct connection to our ancestors while providing a map for our path forward. 

Story Medicine is a distinctive collection of short, experimental and hybrid films showcasing work produced by Indigenous creatives living and working both in rural and urban Northern and Northwestern Ontario. The Anishinabe and Michif artists represented in this collection have brought an Indigenous sensibility to the work reflective of the enduring core values of Indigenous philosophy. The characters in these stories are not just the human beings, but all our relations, including the animals, wind, water and land. 

It is our great hope that you will enjoy this collection. 

Miigwech, kishchi maarsii. 

- Minwaajimo Collective

Telling stories is a form of medicine which brings with it teachings and humour from generation to generation.


ABOUT MINWAAJIMO COLLECTIVE


Minwaajimo in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway language) means: s / he tells a good story.

The Minwaajimo Collective was formed in 2021 to address the needs of Indigenous media artists living and working in North / NW Ontario; fostering ongoing support for creation and exhibition / Our mandate is to bring the stories of our territory to the world.

This programming is supported by the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO).

     

This curated program is part of the VUCAVU Expanded project.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.​