Program

2020 edition

Friday, September 18th

The Presents of the Past

One evening: four delicate, vigorous, or reflexive works featuring unresolved pasts and presents.

The Social Life of Artefacts: Perspectives on Materialized Pasts

From 5 pm to 6:45 pm — McCord Museum

Artefacts such as skulls and ethnographic archives, often seen as simple materializations of the past, are deeply alive. As we watch these artefacts leading animated social lives, intense humanities and the artefacts’ profound reverberations in the present are uncovered.

Q&A with A Journey to the Makonde’s director (videoconference)

How to get tickets

LIMITED SEATS: Book your seat by email at ethnographik@gmail.com with the date, screening time, and contact information. There will be a waiting list.

The Archeology of the Self: A Decolonizing Practice?

From 7 pm to 9:30 pm — McCord Museum

Historical research projects carried on by colonized subjects shine with audacity, reflexivity and intimist strength. These two films – two quests for truth filled with richness and authenticity – tackle the troubled relationship of a self with the past of its people.

Q&A with Trous de mémoire’s director and with the archeological site supervisor after the screening 

How to get tickets

FULL: to be on the waiting list, please contact us at ethnographik@gmail.com with the date, screening time, and contact information.

Saturday, September 19th

Natural rights, resiliences and cultural ecology

From 5 pm to 7 pm — Cinématèque québécoise

Two sensible and beautiful observational ethnographies offering an outlook on two distinct cultural ecologies, where protagonists fight daily to make use or protect rights that could be described as “natural.” What are these rights, and by whom are they maintained? Paani. Of Women and Water and Poacher’s Moon both pose, in their own way, this question that links cultural and ecological resiliencies.

Q&A with two Poacher’s Moon team members 

How to get tickets

FULL: Details to come to be on the waiting list.

Queen of Lapa

From 8 pm to 9:30 pm — Cinématèque québécoise

Q&A with Queen of Lapa’s two directors (videoconference)

How to get tickets

LIMITED SEATS : Book your seat on the Cinematheque’s platform. There will be a waiting list

Sunday, September 20th

This day honoring the theme of Indigeneity will be divided in four moments: 1. a workshop on Quebec’s First Nations’ legends for children and parents, 2. the discovery of stories told by indigenous filmmakers regarding the notion of identity linked to their territories, 3. a panel discussing this subject and, 4. the screening of Quiet Killing directed by Kim O’Bomsawin, followed by a group discussion in her presence.

Worshop in collaboration with McCord Museum and the Wapikoni Mobile

From 10:30 am to 11:30 am — McCord Museum

The workshop (in french) Tell me a legend: learn, create and share a living story is aimed at children (from 9 to 14 years old) and their parents for them to develop their understanding and art of storytelling. The workshop was developed by the McCord Museum, Wapikoni Mobile and the Innu director Donovan Vollant.

How to get tickets

LIMITED SEATS : Book your seat on the McCord Museum Eventbrite page.

Wapikoni Mobile Short Films Screening

From 1 pm to 2:15 pm — McCord Museum

Short films from indigenous directors in collaboration with the Wapikoni Mobile, telling stories of identities linked to territories.

How to get tickets

LIMITED SEATS : Book your seat on the McCord Museum Eventbrite page.

Panel discussion on territories and identities

From 3 pm to 5 pm — McCord Museum

Panel, followed by a discussion with the public, with Kim O’Bomsawin, Maya Cousineau-Mollen, and Yvette Mollen, and moderated by Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush. The territorial stakes linked to the constructions of indigenous’ identities and the upheavals due to the pandemic will be the central thread.

*The panel will be recorded and live-streamed on our FIFEQ-MTL Facebook page and the McCord Museum Facebook page also. You’ll be able to send your questions on both of them and it’ll be included in the discussion between the public and the guests.

How to get tickets

LIMITED SEATS : Book your seat on the McCord Museum Eventbrite page.

Screening of Quiet Killing by Kim O’Bomsawin + Q&A

From 5:15 pm to 7 pm — McCord Museum

How to get tickets

LIMITED SEATS : Book your seat on the McCord Museum Eventbrite page.