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9 février 14h à 15h

Digital Visions: Empowering Indigenous Narratives through Technology

Visions numériques : L’empouvoirement des récits autochtones par la technologie

  • Naomi Johnson – imagineNATIVE Festival (Toronto, Canada)
  • Kaitlynn Tomaselli – imagineNATIVE Festival (Toronto, Canada)
  • Nicolas Renaud (Montréal, Canada) 





Cinéma Beaumont et en ligne
541 Rue Saint-Vallier E
Québec, QC G1K 3P9


Anglais avec traduction simultanée en français
English with simultaneous translation into french


Since the history of cinema, Indigenous people have not had authority over how our stories are told. The presentation of Indigenous people in early cinema was never self-directed and, for the majority of this time, non-inclusive.  Mainstream perceptions of Indigenous people have been inauthentic, inaccurate, and, at best, romanticized. This presentation and conversation by imagineNATIVE will present on this Indigenous-led organization and include examples of groundbreaking and seminal works by current Indigenous filmmakers and artists in film + media arts.  

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For 24 years, imagineNATIVE has been the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous Film + Media Arts. The Festival was founded to support the diverse contemporary work of Indigenous directors, producers, and screenwriters working in film, video, audio, and digital media. Our presence is unique within the arts landscape. With no direct parallel in Canada or abroad, we are one of a handful of media arts presenters regarded as an “anchor” in the crowded Toronto-based film festival calendar. Over the course of operations, imagineNATIVE has presented a variety of mediums and hosted diverse events, always with the intent of presenting Indigenous works by Indigenous creators. Each year at the Festival, we present Film, Digital + Interactive (XR/Videogames/interactive web, etc), Audio, Exhibitions (Art Crawl), and live performance events. Along with the Festival offerings, imagineNATIVE also produces year-round initiatives, including the Film/VR Tour and the Institute (professional development labs, mentorships, and residencies). 

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Nicolas Renaud

Nicolas Renaud lives in Montréal and has been making installations, experimental films, and documentaries since the late 1990’s. He has shown his work in numerous exhibitions and festivals in Canada, the USA and Europe. He is also an Assistant Professor in First Peoples Studies at Concordia University, where he is a member of the Indigenous Futures Research Centre and associate member of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre. The film Brave New River (La Nouvelle Rupert) earned him the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs 2013 in Toronto. Among projects in recent years, he has been working on a series of installation pieces with wampum belts. He is of mixed Indigenous and Québécois heritage and is a member of the Huron-Wendat First Nation of Wendake.

Nicolas Renaud vit à Montréal et crée des installations, des films expérimentaux et des documentaires depuis la fin des années 1990. Il a présenté son travail dans diverses expositions et des festivals au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe. Il est également professeur adjoint en Études autochtones (First Peoples Studies) à l’Université Concordia, où il est membre du Indigenous Futures Research Centre et membre associé du Loyola Sustainability Research Centre. Le film La Nouvelle Rupert (Brave New River) lui a valu le Prix du cinéaste canadien émergent au festival Hot Docs 2013 à Toronto. Au cours des dernières années, il s’est engagé notamment dans une série d’installations avec des ceintures de wampum. D’origine mixte, québécoise et autochtone, il est membre de la Première nation huronne-wendat de Wendake.