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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.

Under Your Always Light is a music video made for Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's album, f(l)ight. It is about escaping the ongoing violence of colonialism and into the love, beauty, strength and compassion of Indigenous spaces.


Background: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers is a filmmaker, writer, and actor. Raised on the Kainai First Nation (Blood Reserve), she is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Tailfeathers was the 2018 Sundance Institute Merata Mita Film Fellow and is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Lab.

  • Year
    2017
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers