CANCELED - Wapikoni Mobile Film Screening

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 19:00

Quebec-based Wapikoni's Indigenous youth film and music production collective is bringing a travelling audio-visual production studio to Vancouver for the first time! Join us for a special screening of documentary and performance based short films produced by indigenous youth and young adults developed from Wapikoni's multi media training workshops.

This screening program features diverse short films that engage with First Nations issues and activist strategies specific to the filmmakers communities, including environmental and land protection, independent media development, music and poetry as a site of agency, and community street protest. The films are subtitled in English for the hearing impaired. 


A Q and A will follow the screening with locally based Wapikoni workshop facilitator Ellena Neel and Anishnabe, Siksika, Cowichan, Tsartlip, A'aninin, and Nakoda filmmaker Rose Stiffarm who has directed films in the Wapikoni collective.

Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, Wapikoni has visited over 32 communities in Canada and accompanied over 4,300 participants who worked to produce close to 1,000 short films. These films have received 148 awards and honours at national and international festivals. Wapikoni mobile is under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Wapikoni believes that video and music creations can become powerful tools for social transformation and for people to tell their own stories. This is a rare opportunity to see Wapikoni's diverse filmmakers in a single cinema program. Not to be missed! 
Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 7:00pm
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore.  
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.


Wapikoni's mobile production studio will be operating at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre from September 8 through October 10. Drop in hours are Monday through Friday, 12:30 - 7:00 pm. 


City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver’s identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver’s protest history from the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers’ photo collection. These photographs are exceptional historical records of intense and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. Opening September 28, 2017.


Sponsored by BC Federation of Labour