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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.

Thunder Rolling Home (Kewaquom) chronicles a family's resilience against colonization. From being placed in a residential school setting, having language, culture and everything you hold dear taken from you told through the words of a grandfather, a survivor. Archival images and spoken word this film goes full circle from the sad history of the past to the bright future of the present.


Background: Sharon Isaac is a storyteller, emerging filmmaker, beader and regalia designer from Saugeen First Nation. Through various mediums, Isaac works toward restoring and re-interpreting lost cultural knowledge while actively engaging with contemporary cultural practice.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Sharon Isaac