Lana Gets Her Talk

An insight into Cree artist Lana Whiskeyjack’s process as she creates a mixed-media sculpture of a pained face, representing her uncle. Lana calls the piece Lost My Talk. This brief study of an artist and her work helps us come to some understanding of the trauma experienced by Canada’s Indigenous people in the Indian Residential School system, of its enduring effects on the children of survivors of the IRS. A story of resilience, Lana’s journey speaks of the power of Indigenous “ways of being” in our time.

Directed by

Beth Wishart MacKenzie

2017 | 37 min | English

Featured selections

FAVA Fest 2017
Female Eye Film Festival 2017

Filmmaker’s country: Canada
Country of filming: Canada
Country of production: Canada

6 pm | Screening
Co-presented with Wapikoni Mobile and McCord Stewart Museum

7:30 pm | Presentation
Jack Belhumeur, guest filmmaker and session programmer (Wapikoni Mobile)
Terry Jones, director of Soup For My Brother

Thursday, May 9

6 pm | McCord Stewart Museum

5:30 pm Audience welcome
6 pm Screening begins

690 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, QC
H3A 1E9

Free admission, subject to availability

May 9th films