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Monday, May 13, 2013

First People's Exhibit to Open @ The Bell Lightbox

An exhibit focusing on Canada’s First Peoples will open at the TIFF Lightbox on Thursday, featuring movies, an art exhibit and lectures, including one from actor Graham Greene. First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition takes a look back at indigenous filmmaking around the world, while the gallery show Home on Native Land features new media work from aboriginal artists from Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
“This project embodies TIFF’s vision to celebrate diversity and foster international and cultural understanding and exchange,” artistic director Noah Cowan said in as statement.
“Bringing together these works from a variety of First Peoples artists from around the globe will offer visitors a unique experience of creative and cultural discovery.”
Click here to see the full film program.
Greene, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Dances with Wolves, will speak on June 25.
Other lecturers include Australian film director Warwick Thornton; Chris Eyre, a director who is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes; New Zealand director Tusi Tamasese; Toronto writer and director Shane Belcourt, who is Metis; and Gemini-award winning actress Michelle St. John, who is a member of Wampanoag.
The exhibit runs until Aug. 19. Click here for a full list of events.

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