Film Screening: Aviliaq and Wildhood

Mar. 17, 2023 4:30 PM - 6:50 PM
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Join the Faculty of Native Studies for two screenings: Aviliaq and Wildhood!

Screening 1: Aviliaq (Entwined)

Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuk)

In the 1950s, two Inuit women attempt to protect their relationship when pressure from their community forces them to marry men.

Screening 2: Wildhood

Directed by Bretten Hannam

Two-spirit Mi’kmaw teenager Link (Phillip Lewitski) is just discovering — and asserting — his sexuality when his already volatile home life goes off the rails. His abusive father explodes after the cops bust Link and his half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony) for stealing scrap metal. When he finds out that his supposedly dead mother may be alive, Link flees with Travis in tow. Sparks fly in a chance encounter with teen drifter Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), who shares Link’s Indigenous roots and offers to help find his mother — but will Link’s (well-founded) mistrust of people ruin his potential new relationship and the group’s mission?

We also wanted to extend our gratitude to the Faculty of Native Studies, who generously supported the screening of these two films for Pride Week!


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