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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.

Êmîcêtôsêt: Many bloodlines follows the story of two women are on a path towards having a child together through the fertility treatment process. This couple will experience and explore building their own family while maneuvering through their difference in race, culture, class and gender roles.


Background: Theola Ross is a Cree Language Carrier and has a Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. Her work focuses on real-life issues and is witness to individuals’ daily struggles and triumphs.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
    English, Cree
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Theola Ross