Inconvenient Indian + Q&A
“Indian” mythology unwound into truth-telling, Inconvenient Indian proves you can never get too comfortable with the past. This urgent documentary by Michelle Latimer is an intellectual inquiry into Indigenous master storyteller Thomas King’s bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian. Return the gift of having come through the mechanisms of colonization, loss and injustice as an opportunity to reveal resilience, thrivance, love and hope. Shifting from subjectivity to mobilization of momentous change this feature anchors notions of Indigenous futurity in the voices of artists, filmmakers, activists and educators subverting the “inconvenience” of their existence into embodied practices of sovereignty and continuums.
Director: Michelle Latimer – Métis/Algonquin
Producer: Jesse Wente – Anishinaabe
Canada | 2020 | 90 min
English, Inuktitut, Cree, and Anishinaabemowin ǀ Documentary Feature
Award-winning filmmaker, producer, writer and activist, Michelle Latimer is dedicated to the pursuit of Indigenous rights and sovereignty. Currently she is showrunning and directing the scripted series Trickster. In 2020, Michelle was named the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Labs and was awarded the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Award, a prize given to five international filmmakers for their work in social-justice filmmaking. She splits her time between Toronto and Treaty 9 Territory in Northern Ontario, Canada.
October 25th – 2:00PM
Access Available: Canada
Content Warning: 13+
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