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Urban Glyphs celebrates indigenous creativity

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 28, 2014 - 9:46 AM |
A celebration of indigenous visual culture and creative arts takes place at the University of Sudbury on Feb. 6.

Urban Glyphs, which takes place starting at 10 a.m., features two short films by Aboriginal filmmakers.

The feature film will be "Empire of Dirt", about single mother Lena Mahikan and her 13-year-old, Peeka, who overdoses on the streets of Toronto.

“With a distinctive vision, these short films probe, narrate, evoke, and describe the celebrations, tensions, experiences, and visions of First Nations and Metis people in Canada,” according to a press release from the university.

“Each of these short films will take you somewhere within and beyond yourself, and may empower you to reflect on the mark you wish to make during your life.”

Schedule:
10 a.m. — Opening/welcoming, University of Sudbury, Room 110.
10:30-11:15 a.m. — Short film/documentary program, University of Sudbury, Room 110.
11:30-12:30 p.m. — Artist workshop with Joseph Naytowhow, University of Sudbury, Room 004.
12:30 -1:00 p.m. — Lunch break.
1:00-2:00 p.m. — Short film/ hip-hop video program, University of Sudbury, Room 110.
2:00-3:00 p.m. — Artist talk with filmmaker Jules Koostachin, University of Sudbury, Room 110.
7:00-8:30 p.m. — Feature film: "Empire of Dirt" (99min) Fraser Auditorium Laurentian University.

Admission to the event is pay-what-you-can. For more information, contact Karyn Recollet at [email protected] or Alexandra Hayes at [email protected].

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