Episode 4: Thursday, 14 April, 2022, 10am – 12pm (AEST)
ONLINE FILM PROGRAM
In the last couple of years, the uncertainty of our futures has never been more evident, more felt, more confronting. However, what if we could all listen to the ancients and feel a connectedness to Country and culture? What if our futures were guided by those whose knowledges of the pasts, presents, and futures were embodied, understood, and known from deep time?
At the heart of this film program are eclectic stories from all over the world, including Canada, America, Greenland, Hawai’i and Australia, that collectively ask, “what if ?” These storytellers come mostly from First Nations people, but some are from other communities of colour who have also experienced the blunt impacts of colonisation and dispossession.
In all their diversity, these films explore the future cultures of humankind and how their survival may be dependent on ancient cultures. Often set against backdrops of mayhem, there still remains a sense of optimism in the works, a message that humans will get through the worst, that culture and nature will provide us with the strength we need for survival and hope. New beginnings are imagined—a message for all of us and the next generation. Short films by Skawennati, Nivi Pedersen , Thirza Cuthand, Helen Haig-Brown, Mitchel Viernes, Ademeyi Michael, Jeff Barnaby and Danis Goulet.
Curated by Tony Briggs, produced by Damienne Pradier for Typecast Entertainment.