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Blood Quantum Film Screening

Join the Office of Sustainability and Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema for a screening of Blood Quantum

DATE & TIME
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Registration is closed

COST

This event is free

ORGANIZATION

Office of Sustainability & Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

WHERE

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Sir George Williams University Alumni Auditorium

Room H-110

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Yes

A woman in leather jacket with neck kerchief stands in front of dilapitated and vandalized walls with a defiant expression. A still image from Blood Quantum by Jeff Barnaby (2019)

Join us for a screening of this 2019 Canadian horror film written, directed, and edited by acclaimed Mi'kmaw filmmaker and former Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema student  Jeff Barnaby. We're deeply saddened to learn that Jeff recently died of cancer at age 46. The Montreal-based writer-director is considered a visionary of modern Indigenous cinema. His 2013 debut feature film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, gained acclaim for its critique of Canada's residential school system in a way that hadn't been widely seen in cinema before. Starring an Indigenous cast, Blood Quantum made an enormous impression on its audience, winning seven Canadian Screen Awards in 2021. Special guests will join us to discuss the film and Jeff's impact.

[Blood Quantum] rejects the default white gaze of so many horror films, choosing to tell a story through an unapologetically Indigenous lens

Matthew Monagle of The Austin Chronicle

This event is part of Campus Sustainability Month at Concordia, a month-long series of events, activities, and giveaways.

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