FPPSE collaborated with Our World to provide community members opportunities to tell stories of culture, learning, identity and community using video and animation. During three workshops – in Kahnawake, at Dawson College in Tiohtiáke (Montreal) and in Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik, Indigenous professionals worked with emerging talent to create over a dozen films.
“Making my film with these guys, it was such a decolonized space. I was able to take my time, work when it worked for me, and get so much support – emotional support and technical support. I was nervous about putting my story out there but I am super proud of my film.”
— Our World/FPPSE filmmaker
The films have been shown in festivals here and abroad, at conferences, gatherings and in classrooms. (ImagiNative, Montreal First People’s Festival, Maoriland, Asinabka, Regent Park Toronto, Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcases (NCS) in New York and Santa Fe, Nickel Film Festival-Sheshatshiu, Truth and ReconciliAction, Montreal Indigenous Community Network, Colloque sur la Persévérance et la réussite scolaire chez les premiers peuples, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Mealy Mountain Collegiate Goose Bay, Labrador and more)