COLONIZATION ROAD

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

CULTURE SHIFTS with the OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT ACADEMIC AND PROVOST, PRESENTS:  COLONIZATION ROAD
Tuesday January 24th, 7pm
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, 
Room 190, Auditorium

Post Screening discussion with Director Michelle St. John and Monique Mojica

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Francis and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the little-known Colonization Roads Act of 1872 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

CULTURE SHIFTS is a documentary series at OCAD University. Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change.

The series has the support of Art and Social Change, Indigenous Visual Culture, the Faculty of Art and the Integrated Media Program

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street Room 190, Auditorium
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Culture Shifts Presents: Free Screening of Re:Orientations by Richard Fung, Faculty of Art

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Culture Shifts Presents...FREE Screening of Re:Orientations by Richard Fung

Place: Auditorium, Room 190,

OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.

Time: Tuesday, December 6th, 7pm

A fascinating look into the lives and thoughts of seven queer pan-Asian Canadians as they look back on a 1984 documentary in which they featured. How have they changed? And how has the world around them evolved and changed?

In 1984, Richard Fung released his seminal first documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians. Featuring 14 women and men in Toronto of South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds, Orientations was the first documentary to explore the experiences and perspectives of queer Asians in North America. Capturing pivotal moments in Toronto’s history, it presents an intimate portrait of the texture of gay live and politics at that time. Re:Orientations revisits seven of the original participants as they see anew the footage of their younger selves, and reflect on their lives and all that has changed over the intervening three decades. Their interviews are deepened and contextualized by conversations with six younger queer and trans activists, scholars and artists.

Post-screening discussion panel with:  Richard Fung, Director of Re:Orientations, Vivek Shraya, Artist and Writer, Ju Hui Judy Han, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

* Culture Shifts is a documentary series at OCAD University. Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change.

Presented with the support of:  Indigenous Visual Culture OCADU, OCADU Faculty of Art, Integrated Media, Art & Social Change and our Community Partners:  Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto Reel Asian

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 190, Auditorium
Cost: 
Free
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Culture Shifts presents MIGRANT DREAMS, a documentary directed by Min Sook Lee, Faculty of Art

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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:00pm

Culture Shifts presents MIGRANT DREAMS, a powerful feature documentary that tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern day indentured labourers. 

Director Min Sook Lee, Gabriel Allahuda and Evelyn Encalada Grez of Justice for Migrant Workers will participate in a post-screening discussion.

Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change.   The series is sponsored by Indigenous Visual Culture Program, the Faculty of Art, Art and Social Change, and the Department of Integrated Media.  The screening of Migrant Dreams is presented in partnership with Harvesting Freedom, Cinema Politica and Justice for Migrant Workers. 

migrantdreams.ca

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Auditorium (room 190_
Cost: 
FREE
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Culture Shifts – a New Documentary Screening Series at OCAD U

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:00pm

CULTURE SHIFTS – A NEW DOCUMENTARY SCREENING SERIES AT OCAD U

FREE SCREENING of The Pass System

September 26th, 2016 • 6 PM

From the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and for over 60 years, the Canadian Government denied many Indigenous peoples of the prairies the basic freedom to leave their reserves, all the while knowing there was no basis in law for the policy. This investigative documentary features Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot Elders and their stories of living under and resisting the system, revealing a little-known picture of life under segregation. In Canada.

Panel discussion to follow:
Alex Williams, Director
Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture
Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba

DIRECTOR Alex Williams
NARRATION Tantoo Cardinal 
EDITOR Igal Hecht 
MUSIC Cris Derksen 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER James Cullingham

The Pass System was made with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council the Toronto Arts Council, many artist-run media arts centres across the country, as well as community supporters, and was produced in association with Tamarack Productions.

facebook.com/thepasssystem 
twitter.com/ThePassSystem
www.thepasssystem.ca

CUTURE SHIFTS  focuses on documentary media that address critical issues for Indigenous and diasporic communities. 
Sponsors:
Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University
Vtape
OCAD U Faculty of Art
OCAD U Department of Integrated Media
OCAD U's Art & Social Change

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium (Room 190), OCAD University 100 McCaul Street
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