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ASINABKA FESTIVAL: OPENING NIGHT OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING

ASINABKA FESTIVAL: OPENING NIGHT OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING

Maori Pacifica Shorts & The Deadlands
August 19th, 7pm • Victoria Island (100 Middle Street)

We’re excited to start our 4th annual Asinabka Festival with our traditional Outdoor Film Screening on the beautiful Victoria Island, located on the Ottawa River. We’ll start off the evening with a welcome from the Festival directors Howard Adler & Christopher Wong, an Elders opening prayer, songs from hand drummers, and few words from Simon Tucker, the New Zealand Embassy’s High Commissioner.

This year we’re very happy to be partnering with the Wairoa Maori Film Festival in Nuhaka, New Zealand, to present a stunning collection of Indigenous films in the Maori Pacifica Shorts Program. Following this screening there will be a half-hour intermission to watch the fireworks taking place at the Museum of History, and then watch a dramatic feature length Maori film from New Zealand called The Dead Lands, by director Tao Fraser.

The news keeps getting better, because we’ll also be doing a group Skype call with Curator Leo Koziol, along with filmmakers Hiona Henare & Lennie Hill, to introduce the Maori Pacifica Shorts Program. Plus we’ll be Skype-ing in Tainui Stephens, the producer of the film “The Dead Lands” to speak about what inspired the film to be created.
This map shows how to get to our Outdoor Film Screening on Victoria Island. If you’re driving, parking is available. You can also walk or bike onto Victoria Island by taing the Portage bridge.

Opening Night Schedule

7:00pm Guests Arrive
7:20pm Opening Remarks (Festival Directors)
7:25pm Elders Opening/Prayer
7:30pm Hand Drum Singers
7:40pm Remarks from NZ High Commissioner Simon Tucker
7:45pm Skype Call from Curator Leo Koziol, Wairoa Maori Festival (NZ)
7:55pm – 9:15pm Maori Pasifica Shorts Program
9:15pm – 9:45pm Watch Fireworks (happening at Museum of History)
9:45pm Skype Call from Tainui Stephens, Producer of The Dead Lands
9:50pm – 11:40pm The Dead Lands (*Please note this film is rated R)

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Event Map

This map shows how to get to our Outdoor Film Screening on Victoria Island. If you’re driving, parking is available. You can also walk or bike onto Victoria Island by taing the Portage bridge.

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