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June 3, 2022 - June 26, 2022

National Indigneous History Month Programming

Hosted by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Every year for National Indigneous History Month, imagineNATIVE puts together a series of public programming throughout June. This includes, but is not limited to, screenings, artist profiles, panels, masterclasses, exhibitions, and game jams! 

Feature Friday 

This year, imagineNATIVE is opening up the archives! Each Friday in June we will release award-winning films to watch on our on-demand site. Feature Fridays are free screenings, open to all audiences to access and celebrate Indigenous-made classics. All films will be available to watch for one week–don’t miss your chance to catch these classics!  

WEEK 1 | Friday, June 3rd | 10:00 am EST Release 

Angry Inuk                                                                                                   Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | 85 mins

Our first Feature Friday screening follows director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, as she joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy. 

Available in Canada only Availble with English subtitles

WEEK 2 | Friday, June 10th | 10:00 am EST Release 

Mothers of the Land | Sembradoras de vida Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento | 74 mins

Alvaro and Diego Sarmiento’s MOTHERS OF THE LAND accompanies five women from the Peruvian Andean highlands in their daily struggle to maintain a traditional and organic way of working the land.

Available worldwide Availble with Closed Captioning

WEEK 3 | Friday, June 17th | 10:00 am EST Release 

Boy                                                                                                    Taika Waititi | 87 mins

As we move into our third screening and the week of Indigenous Peoples Day, we follow the journey of Boy, a dreamer who loves Micahel Jackson! Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.

Available in Canada only Availble with Closed Captioning

WEEK 4 | Friday, June 24th | 10:00 am EST Release 

Into the Water iN Originals retrospective Screening and Artist talk

To wrap up National Indigenous History Month, join us for a retrospective screening and artist talk from the iNOriginals collection! We will be joined by filmmakers discussing their imagineNATIVE Originals projects and the path their careers have taken since making these films.

Available in Canada only Availble with Closed Captioning


Films screen with closed captions or subtitles.


imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 446, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8

Phone number: 416 585 2333

Email: info@imagineNATIVE.org

imagineNATIVE is the world's largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organisation is recognised locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio and digital media.