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Indigenous Short Films: Forging a Cinematic Culture

In a medium dominated by the feature film format, short filmmaking retains a singular ability to express and strengthen unique, nuanced creative voices. This is true for any number of current and aspiring filmmakers, but has become especially apparent in Canada’s...

What is an Indigenous film?

Film “ownership” usually lies in the director’s hands, no matter how many people are involved in the creation. Pulp Fiction (1994) will always be “A Quentin Tarantino Film”; Malcolm X (1992) is forever “A Spike Lee Joint.” David Cronenberg’s 1986 film The Fly (based...

Essential Canadian Cinema: Reel Injun

With our November issue focusing on Aboriginal film, there isn’t a better choice for Essential Canadian Cinema than Reel Injun. Directed by Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge and Jeremiah Hayes, this documentary encompasses almost every important aspect Toronto...