Storytelling is an important part of the Indeigenous cultures around the world and 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 Ingigenous music community, the invaluable contributions to the mainstream music scene, and the resilience of the Indigenious voices.
Giiwewizh features 16 Indigenous artists from across "Canada" in 16 short documentaries, produced by Jennifer Podmeski and directed by Sarain Fox.
Each artist tells a visual story of their work, highlighting perspectives and meditations on connection to the 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 premiered collectively at IIMS 2021 during evening showcase slots.