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The Cinema of Sovereignty with First Nations Director and Producer Loretta Sarah Todd

Originally posted: April 2006

Loretta Sarah ToddLoretta Sarah Todd (Cree, Metis), is an internationally acclaimed director and a writer of scholarly articles. She has also worked as a producer and researcher on many film and video projects. Through her films, Loretta endeavours to reach people emotionally, spiritually, physically, intellectually, and mentally. She believes that the role of the Aboriginal storyteller, film- and video maker continues to be defined.

lorettafilm150(1)Friday, April 23, Ethnic Cultural Center

Kainayssinin Imanistaisiwa: The People Go On

5:30 PM—Reception, Ethnic Cultural Center
7:00 PM—Film Screening, Ethnic Cultural Center Theatre

Windswept prairies, sloping coulees and stretches of open sky—this is the home of the Kainai Blood Indians, in the heart of southern Alberta. Filmmaker Sarah Loretta Todd takes viewers on a visually lush journey, exploring the significance of land, memory, and knowledge in Kainai life. (2006, 69:00)

 These events are sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, Native Voices, and Native American Students in Advanced Academia (NASAA) and is supported, in part, by funding from a Title VI grant, US Department of Education, Office of International Education and Graduate Program Services.