Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Film Screenings: A Red Girls Reasoning and Bihttoš Export this event to calendar

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Award-winning filmmaker, actor, and activist Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers will visit UWaterloo for a free screening of a selection of her short films followed by a discussion. Please join us for this engaging presentation by one of Canada’s new Indigenous voices.

elle-maija tailfefathers​Elle-Máijá is a member of the Kainai First Nation (Blood Tribe) as well as Sámi from Norway. She draws from the lived experience of her community and uses the medium of film to engage wide audiences with critical issues facing Indigenous peoples in the world today.

Her recent award winning short Bihttoš delves into her family history and the story of her parents, who met as members of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. In the critically acclaimed A Red Girls Reasoning (2012), Elle-Máijá exposes the inequalities of the justice system. The film depicts a young First Nations woman who seeks revenge on men who perpetrate violence against Indigenous women. This film won the Best Canadian Short Drama at the 2012 imagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto. 

Her films have been screened at festivals around the world and she was included on CBC's list of "Indigenous Youth Leaders: 5 under 30 to watch in 2015." ​

Cost 
Free
Location 
STP - St. Paul's University College
232 Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre
190 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5
Canada

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