Details about the lineup for the upcoming TIFF Bell Lightbox First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition film series were released yesterday. The summer series, which runs from June 21 until August 11, will screen 28 features and over 30 shorts from Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Samoa and the Philippines. The series is the largest of its kind in North America. Tickets go on sale on May 15 for TIFF members and May 23 for non-members. The series also includes special appearances by First Peoples filmmakers, scholars and curators, including an on-stage discussion with Academy Award-nominated actor Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves).
Opening night features the documentary Nanook of the North (1922), one of the most famous films ever made about Indigenous people. The screening will be accompanied by the world premiere of acclaimed throat-singer Tanya Tagaq’s new composition. Running alongside the film series is the free exhibition Home on Native Land, featuring work by First Peoples artists from around the world. For more information visit: http://tiff.net/1500nations