Indigenous film is unquestionably having a moment, with more Indigenous filmmakers telling their stories than ever before. In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month in Canada. To celebrate, we sat down with Directors Danis Goulet and Nyla Innuksuk.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD), formerly National Aboriginal Day. This is a day of cultural significance for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It is observed on the 21 of June to recognize the summer solstice, the day of maximum daylight, and its importance to Indigenous Peoples. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
DGC Ontario Production Slash/Back recently premiered at South By Southwest to rave reviews. Directed by Director Member Nyla Innuksuk and set and shot on location in Nunavut, Slash/Back is the story of Maika (Tasiana Shirley) and her ragtag friends, who discover an alien invasion in their tiny arctic town of Pangnirtung. Utilizing their makeshift weapons and horror movie knowledge, it's up to them to save the day - the aliens are about to realize you don't mess with girls from Pang.