These rising filmmakers are finally bringing two-spirited stories to the screen – CBC

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These rising filmmakers are finally bringing two-spirited stories to the screen – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016200 Views

Indigenous and queer identities intersect at this year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Canada has a rich tradition of Indigenous filmmaking. But many of the resources and much of the interest have historically been focused on documentaries. These films form a critical part of the processes of decolonization and reconciliation (particularly in relation to the Residential School system). But the lack of commercially-oriented projects can be a roadblock for up-and-coming artists in envisioning a space for their stories.

These challenges become particularly intense for two-spirited artists, who rarely find themselves represented in Indigenous or queer cinema, let alone the mainstream world. But a rising group of creators are intent on changing that. Presented as part of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, “Two Spirit REELness” is a program aims to highlight the works of this burgeoning sector and the unique challenges they face.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/these-rising-filmmakers-are-finally-bringing-two-spirited-stories-to-the-screen-1.3721591

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