2014-07-24Des cinéastes du monde entier à Présence autochtone 2014

Drunktown’s Finest, grand prix du Outfest de Los Angeles, attendu à Montréal avec sa réalisatrice.

La réalisatrice navajo, Sydney Freeland, attendue à Montréal la semaine prochaine pour le festival Présence autochtone, vient de se voir décerner le grand prix du jury au 32e festival LGBT Outfest de Los Angeles pour son long-métrage Drunkstown’s Finest . Le scénario nous amène à suivre trois jeunes Navajos à la croisée des chemins. L’un de ses personnages, Felixia John (interprété par Carmen Moore), est une transexuelle. Sydney Freeland a brisé un tabou en faisant jouer le rôle par un véritable...

2014-07-07To prepare for the trial of the accused in the massacre at the Spanish embassy in Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchú has cancelled all her international commitments

Montreal, July 4th 2014. Very soon, a historic trial will get underway in Guatemala in order to judge the accused in the Spanish embassy massacre. As we recall, on January 31st 1980, the national police launched an assault on the embassy, in contempt of international law, to kill all the Quiche Maya peasants who were occupying the premises in order to let the whole world know about the military exactions of which their villages were victims. Among the thirty-seven dead, most of whom were Indigenous, there were two Guatemalan jurists, several members of the diplomatic corps and Vicente Menchú, the father...

2014-07-07Pour se préparer au procès des accusés du massacre de l’ambassade d’Espagne du Guatemala en 1980, Rigoberta Menchú annule tous ses engagements internationaux

Montréal le 4 juillet 2014. Prochainement, s’ouvrira au Guatemala un procès historique visant à juger les accusés de la tuerie de l’ambassade d’Espagne. On se rappelle que le 31 janvier 1980 la police nationale donna l’assaut à l’ambassade, au mépris du droit international, pour tuer tous les paysans mayas quiche qui occupaient les lieux afin de faire connaître au monde entier les exactions militaires dont leurs villages étaient victimes; parmi les trente-sept morts, la plupart autochtones, deux juristes guatémaltèques, des membres du corps diplomatique et Vicente Menchú, le père de celle qui allait...

2014-06-18Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú to attend Montréal First Peoples Festival

A visit from Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú; a launch of Samian’s new album, marked by a concert on the Loto-Québec stage at Place des Festivals, bedecked, illuminated and adorned in the colours of Aboriginal cultures, a top-flight international film and video competition, a jury chaired by the actor Sébastien Ricard; street theatre, exhibits, a conference, gastronomy, kino-visual happenings and a parade. These are noteworthy elements of the 24th edition of First Peoples’ Festival, an annual event dedicated to the arts and cultures of the First Peoples.

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2014-06-18Rigoberta Menchú, Prix Nobel de la Paix sera présente au festival Présence Autochtone

Venue de Rigoberta Menchú, prix Nobel de la paix; lancement du nouvel album de Samian avec, pour l’occasion, un concert sur la scène Loto-Québec de la place des Festivals, pavoisée, éclairée et habillée aux couleurs des cultures autochtones; symposium international de l’audiovisuel amérindien pour souligner les dix ans du Wapikoni mobile; une compétition de films et vidéos de haut niveau, un jury présidé par le comédien Sébastien Ricard; théâtre de rue, expositions, colloque, gastronomie, happenings kino-visuels et défilé. Ce sont là les éléments marquants de la vingt-quatrième édition de Présence...


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Films - Winners of 2012

Montréal First Peoples Festival unveils film winners of 2012!

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Films gagnants 2012

Palmarès de Présence autochtone 2012 : les films gagnants sont maintenant connus!

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Présence autochtone 2012

(Montreal, June 18 2012) The oldest, most deeply rooted and most longstanding resistance movement in the Americas invites you to its great annual event. A peaceful, joyous cultural event, drumming to the earth's heartbeat. With the words of ancient languages, millennial cultures live in the present time as Montreal once again becomes the New World's cultural metropolis.

From July 31 to August 8, 2012, First Peoples' Festival takes wing for the twenty-second time on the island, and beyond. With a wide range of events from gastronomy to cinema, from poetry readings to electro concerts, from Place des Festivals to the Kahnesatake pinewoods, providing a host of opportunities for discoveries, making friends and sharing experiences.

On the Loto-Québec stage at Place des Festivals, Florent Vollant, the world's most famous Innu, will star in a major show on August 2, while on the 3rd there will be a big electro concert, co-presented by MEG Montreal: the Ojibways of A Tribe Called Red will share the stage with two great Amazigh performers, DJ Mood and Foulane. On Sunday the 5th, young new performers will offer up a testing-ground concert co-presented with Musique nomade.

Cinema segment: several premieres

The opening film is Toomelah (Cannes, Un certain regard 2011) by the great Aboriginal filmmaker Ivan Sen. This is the first of a series of feature films from the South Pacific never screened in Montreal, followed by another Australian feature, Here I am, by Beck Cole (screenplay for Samson and Delilah, caméra d'or Cannes 2009), from New Zealand, Boy by Taika Waititi (who won an Oscar for Two Cars, One Night), from the Philippines, Busong (Cannes, Quinzaine des réalisateurs 2011) by Auraeus Solito.

From the Americas, We Still Live Here ( Anne Makepeace, USA 2011) and The Grammar of Happiness (Australia-Brazil 2011) about the rebirth of a language (Wampanoag) and the singularity of another (Pirahã). Granito hunts genocidal generals in Guatemala; a Canal D and APTN co-production. Apu ui Nepian (Je ne veux pas mourir), a world premiere, follows Montreal homeless people in a healing process in the forest. Finally, Tropico do Saudade (France 2011) follows the footsteps of Lévi-Strauss in Brazil, as the closing film.

The awards ceremony will take place on August 5 at McCord museum, announcing prizes such as Rigoberta Menchu, Teueikan and Coup de cœur Télé-Québec.

Poetry takes the stand with Joséphine Bacon, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Rita Mestokosho and Manon Nolin, four Innu women poets in an evening titled Le Nitassinan dans mon rêve, co-produced with BAnQ and presented at the Grande Bibliothèque on August 6. Recent artworks by Christine Sioui Wawanoloath at the Canadian Guild of Crafts while two young Mohawk printmakers will be showing at Oka and Kahnesatake. The Revisionning the Americas through indigenous cinema conference returns, while a citizens' forum is creating a Trust Circle. L'Autre Montréal is featuring an Amerindian tour, the McCord Museum a discussion of Inuit art, and Le Contemporain restaurant is serving up Aboriginal menus (Pre-Colonial Mexican cuisine and New Innu Cuisine).