The Laurier Free Film Series’ newest installment, Tracking Shots #3: Aboriginal Cinema, kicks off tonight, Thurs. Jan. 12, 7 p.m. (BA102) with a screening of Elder in the Making (2015), a feature-length documentary about a Blackfoot aboriginal and a Chinese-Canadian newcomer who discover their shared heritage as they embark on a spiritual journey across traditional Blackfoot territory. The film will be introduced by Dr. Jenny Kerber, assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies.
Tracking Shots #3: Aboriginal Cinema features an eclectic mix of documentaries, shots, and feature-length films accompanied by guest filmmakers and speakers. Screenings are held in BA102 on select Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Winter term. The series is free and open to everyone in the community.
“Laurier’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives seeks not only to create an inclusive, welcoming environment for Aboriginal students, but also to provide all Laurier students with opportunities to enhance their understanding of Canada by providing Aboriginal education,” said Jean Becker, Senior Advisor: Office of Aboriginal Initiatives. “This film series furthers this education by reflecting the place of Indigenous peoples in the history and landscape of our country.”
See the poster below for a full list of titles, dates, and guest presenters.