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First Voices 2020 — an evening of Indigenous cinema!

Date and time
Date & time

February 3, 2020
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.


D.B. Clarke Theatre
Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Sir George Williams Campus


Admission is by donation
$5 to $10 suggested
All proceeds go to the Unist'ot'en Camp

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible



Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk and Nancy Saunders


Kaia Singh

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for First Voices — An Evening of Indigenous Cinema, in collaboration with First Voices Week Concordia. Working with the theme of Wake Up!: Restorying the Land, the evening begin with shorts about land violation and protection, followed by The Fifth Region, which considers the lives of urban Inuit who must contend with lives away from their ancestral lands.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk and The Fifth Region protagonist Nancy Saunders. Inuk filmmaker and visual artist Stephen Agluvak Puskas will host the evening.

This screening is part of First Voices Week Concordia. Admission is by donation — $5 to $10 suggested. All proceeds go to the Unist'ot'en Camp. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available on site by the Montreal Childcare Collective with 24 hours’ notice.

This screening will exceptionally take place in the D.B. Clarke Theatre in Concordia's Henry F. Hall (H) Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.).

Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal and Franklin Lopez / Canada / 2020 / 18 ’ / English

Invasion is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people.

Thirza Cuthand / Canada / 2019 / 15 ’ / English

A personal film paralleling Canada's extraction industry and its detrimental effects on the land and Indigenous peoples with the booming child apprehension industry currently operating in Canada.

The Fifth Region
Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk and Aeyliya Husain / Canada / 2018 / 47 ' / English

Two youth raised in southern Canada explore the complexities of what it means to be a young urban Inuk growing up under the shadow of the Sixties Scoop and the residential school system.

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