Short Film Screening: Generational Legacies


A still from the short film "Kikino Kids" by Barry Bilinsky. The still features three figures, one in focus in the foreground, and two out of focus in the background. The foreground figure is an Indigenous child with brown complexion, long dark brown hair, and a dark red t-shirt. They rest their elbows on the handlebars of a white bicycle. In the background, two children of similar age stand next to their own bikes. The youth stand in a field of grass next to large bushes of flowers. There is a large wooden sign that features the words "A Nice Day" on one side, just slightly off to the right of the center of the frame.

Still from “Kikino Kids” by Barry Bilinsky. Courtesy of imagineNATIVE Media Arts + Film Festival.

imagineNATIVE: Generational Legacies Short Film Program

May 12, 2023, 7 PM – 10 PM EST at Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North)

Hamilton Artists Inc. invites you to join us during May Art Crawl for a special in-person screening of the imagineNATIVE  Film + Media Arts Festival Short Films Focus program “Generational Legacies”. We will be screening this film program in our ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard during the entirety of Art Crawl between 7-10pm. The program includes 79 minutes of film, so the entire program will be shown twice over the course of the night!

This program features a dynamic selection of six short films created by Indigenous filmmakers, all of which were presented at the 2022 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. This short film program reflects on the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next and honouring where you and your ancestors have come from.

The Hamilton Artists Inc has a mask policy for our indoor spaces. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory in the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard. We encourage our visitors to observe Inc policy at all times for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organization is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio and digital media.

About the Program:

Ritchie Hemphill (‘Nakwaxda’xw), Siku Allooloo (Inuit/Taíno), Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean (Kanienkeha’ka), Sarah Houle-Lowry (Métis), Barry Bilinsky (Métis/Cree), Eric Janvier (Dene)
Canada | 2021-2022 | 79 min
English, Kwa’kwala, Hiwatahia, Mohawk | Documentary, Animation, Dramatic
Content Warnings: Historical Trauma
Intended Audience: All Ages

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