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Treaty 7 Film Collective Presents - HERE N’ QUEER: NOT GOING ANYWHERE

  • Performance Hall - Calgary Public LIbrary 800 3 Street Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0E7 Canada (map)

Treaty 7 Film Collective Presents - 


Curated By:

Danni Black/Sui Taa Kii is a Niitsitapi Filmmaker, storyteller, indigiqueer, and matriarch in the making. She graduated from the Adam Beach FilmInsitutute in Winnipeg, and founded the Treaty 7 Film Collective in Móhkinstsis, an extension of the Indigenous Filmmakers Association. The goals of the collective is deeply rooted in empowering representation. T7FC dedicated to uplifting the stories from BIPOC/LGBTQ2S+ communities through film on Treaty 7 land.

 Who Will Hear my Sigh? (5:12m)
Mel Vee

A woman, reflecting on her experiences as a maid in Canada, wonders who will listen to hear story; who will hear her sigh? Made as part of the 2016 Herland Video Production Workshop presented by Telus Optik Local, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and Spring Street Films.

 Emerge: Stone Braids (8:37m)
Evelyn Pakinewatik
Documenting the lives of loved ones during Toronto's inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week.

 Local Degenerates (5m)
Nofac3 / Khrysta Lloren

Local Degenerates is a documentary web series that features Calgary's Queer Underground scene. From drag events such as Pink Flamingos, to queer pop-up dance parties like Fudge Packer Friday, the series explores a collective of artistic, fashion-conscious underground subculture that encourages weirdness and experimentation.

When Winds Crash (4:59m)
Ryan Cooper

When Winds Crash is a short documentary exploring the life of John Paul a makeup wearing genderfluid diva living on reserve.

 Fatf*ck (5m)
Korvan Little-Feather

Korvan Little-Feather is a has-been Indigenous child star vying to revive his past experiences as a celebrity but he is finding quickly that to be who he wants he has to change everything about himself.

 Nite Ride (13m)
Danni Black & Olivia Golosky

Nite Ride centers around four friends who go on an evening bike ride while, unbeknown to them, they are being followed and eventually attacked by supernatural creatures of the night.

  Twisted Machine (trailer 2:37m)
Carolyn Wu

A Chinese-Canadian lesbian teenager captains her hockey team against the will of her mother, while dating her powerhouse jock of a teammate in secrecy.

 De-Gaga (4:20m)
Thoko Masikini

De-Gaga is a proof-of-concept for a sitcom that follows the lives of four queer friends of colour as they navigate life, love, sex, career and what it means to be an adult in a world that is in flux. De-Gaga as a piece of work sheds a light on a generation and collective that has been underrepresented. Ultimately De-Gaga is a conversation piece that is bold, brash and unapologetic.

 Positions (12m)
Justin Ducharme

A simple and naturalistic approach to a day in the life of an indigiqueer, male sex worker as he visits his clients. Positions is an unapologetic and realist exploration of sexual desire, the quest for financial stability, and the pursuit of agency over one’s own body.

 Later, In the Life (9:55)
Tamai Kobayashi

Two middle-aged butch lesbians of colour, once activists, come to a crossroads.

in their friendship when one of them starts dating

Earlier Event: May 25
Mr Gay Syria
Later Event: May 26
Deep Inside Clint Star