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News & Events

Upcoming Vancouver Screening of REED: The Life and Works of Roy Kiyooka

Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:00 p.m. - everyone welcome)
Location: Tonari Gumi
101 - 42 West 8th Avenue (near Ontario)
Admission $15.00
For Advance Tickets: 604-687-2172 REED In his namesake the ...

Vancouver premières

Moving Images Distribution is proud to partner with several organizations for the Vancouver premières of two new films, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson. March 9th: The Gwa'sala and 'Nakwaxda'xw Nations, who lived as two distinct First Nations ...

New Releases

Freedom Babies

Freedom Babies

Doreen Manuel

A young family from the Secwepemc First Nation lives in a traditional pit house near Kamloops in the Thompson River Valley of British Columbia. Their lives are rooted in concern for the environment, respect for unceded traditional territory and a return to traditional First Nations culture. 

Rose Colored Glasses

Rose Colored Glasses

Sonia Suvagau

Welcome to the Nicholas Treadwell Cabaret, the once-notorious British gallerist and entertainer with a reputation for bad taste and vulgarity. Currently living alone in a pink prison in rural Austria, Nick invites you to a private tour of his controversial gallery and personal life. Through song, role-play and intimate conversation he shares his deepest thoughts and feelings about life, art and his pink philosophy.

Suckerfish

Suckerfish

Lisa Jackson

When she was ten, Lisa Jackson fled Toronto to live with relatives in Vancouver to escape her mother's depression, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse - legacies of the residential school experience. Now, sifting through her memories and her mother's letters, she constructs a portrait of a mother whose drive to love her daughter triumphed over her demons of addiction. 

Tribal Journey, Part 1: Paddle to Squaxin • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 1: Paddle to Squaxin • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Jeff Bear

Paddle to Squaxin follows a planning meeting for the 2012 tribal journey for canoe families to gather at Squaxin in extreme southwestern part of the South Salish Sea (Puget Sound, Washington). 

Tribal Journey, Part 2: Nala Winds • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 2: Nala Winds • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Jeff Bear / Marianne Jones

Nala Winds is the canoe family from the Heiltsuk First Nation of Bella Bella. Organizers Frank and Kathy Brown meet in the Cowichan gymnasium to launch their journey out of Cowichan Bay. Frank explains that the protocol of always asking for permission to come ashore after a day of paddling is an acknowledgement of title of land and of the people whose waters they are passing through.

Tribal Journey, Part 3: Kwumut Lelum • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 3: Kwumut Lelum • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Jeff Bear / Marianne Jones

One of the canoe families taking part in the Tribal Journeys is Kw'umut Lelum on Snuneymuxw territory, Vancouver Island. This Aboriginal-based child and family services organization considers tribal journey to play an important role in healing, helping children find their connection to ways of their ancestors and to the water.