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To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples' Day, the Winnipeg Film Group's Cinematheque, Urban Shaman, and imagineNATIVE are pleased to present the short film program The Messenger curated by Kaitlynn Tomaselli, imagineNATIVE.


"The Messenger brings together films that shine a light on the spirit and strength of female Indigenous filmmakers across Turtle Island. We witness the transcendence of culture through artistic expressions rooted in celebrating and uplifting our communities. Together, these films honour the continuing path of stories that future generations will share. Storytelling is a part of our identity. Our identity is our strength." - Kaitlynn Tomaselli 


Kaitlynn Tomaselli (Anishinaabe/Odawa + Potawatomi) is an emerging curator and arts administrator. She has worked with Debajehmujig Theatre Group, The Sudbury Theatre Centre, Native Earth Performing Arts, and currently is the Program Coordinator at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts.

A video portrait in honour of the 2021 Governor General’s Artistic Achievement Award winner Lori Blondeau. She is a Cree/Saulteaux/Métis artist working primarily in performance art, but also in installation and photography.


Background: Rhayne Vermette (Métis) was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. It was while studying architecture at the University of Manitoba, that Rhayne fell into the practices of image making and storytelling. She recently completed the feature film St. Anne which played at the Berlin Film Festival. 

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Rhayne Vermette