Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lani's Story

Just finished the imagineNATIVE screening, in a special program co-presented by the Assaulted Women's Hotline and WIFT-Toronto. The film was screened along with "Open Season: On the Rights of Native Women" and " Lani's Story," a documentary from Australia about a young Aboriginal woman’s journey from victim to victor. Hopefully, both of these films will be picked up by broadcasters here in Canada so more people will have a chance to see them. I particularly recommend "Lani's Story"... keep your eyes open for both Lani's book and a possible feature film in the future!

Lani Brennan, the subject of the domestic abuse documentary Lani's Story, speaks to the audience as directors Cara Mumford and Genevieve Grieves and spoken word artist Evalyn Parry look on.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

‎"Clever and uncompromising, this spoken-word tour de force recalls the events of the Montreal massacre at École Polytechnique, making a bold statement for the abolishment of violence against women." ~ imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

ImagineNATIVE 2010: My top picks by Samantha Anderson, CBC News: "Sunday, starting at 1pm is a compilation of women's programming with four films including Cara Mumford's December 6, purported to be "a spoken-word tour de force" that recalls the events of the Montreal Massacre."