Giiwewizh (to carry home), is a special Summit project that will feature 16 Indigenous artists from across “Canada'' in 16 short documentaries, produced by Jennifer Podemski and directed by Sarain Fox.
Each artist will tell a visual story of their work, highlighting perspectives and meditations on connection to land/place, identity, and their creative process. Shot entirely on iPhone 12, the mini documentaries will be edited alongside new live performance footage, and professionally recorded audio. These special works will be premiered collectively at IIMS 2021 during evening showcase slots.
Storytelling is an important part of Indigenous cultures around the world. Narrative sovereignty is at the heart of the Giiwewizh project. Indigenous people continue to advocate for the reclamation of their cultures, voices, and narratives. Giiwewizh celebrates artistic excellence in the Indigenous music community, the invaluable contributions to the mainstream music scene, and the resilience of Indigenous voices .
Tuesday June 8th: Hasaaatuk, Blue Moon Marquee, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Mamarudegyal MTHC.
Wednesday June 9th: Jay Gilday, The North Sound, Shawnee Kish, Classic Roots.
Thursday June 10th: Aysanabee, Logan Staats, Nimkii, G.R. Gritt.
Friday June 11th: Julian Taylor, Kanen, Beatrice Deer, Morgan Toney.
Register for the Summit to view all the Giiwewizh premieres!