Critical Writing Index

mispon: a celebration of indigenous filmmaking

by Nora Gardner

Splice Magazine, Winter 2009, pp. 10-12

This article summarizes events of the 2008 Indigenous film event, mispon. The events began with a traditional Ceremony and Feast and followed with various artist talks, workshops and film screenings. Nora Gardner reflects on artist talk by filmmaker Carol Greyeyes. Greyeyes recounts her own struggles of identity in her film: Indian Blue, and her yearing for peace within herself. Through telling the stories of her Grandmothers, she has soothed their hearts and her own. Themes that surrounded the event where: indigenous identity (past and present), the awarness of racism (and the efforts to overcome it), and the celebration of indigenous filmmaking.

ITEM 2009.007 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Indian BlueCarol Greyeyes

Out in the ColdCheryl Jack

Out in the ColdColleen Murphy

Out in the ColdSarah Abbott