Bonnie’s Dream Inuit Film Festival
The summer was coming to an end. We hadn’t done even one-half of what our ambitious plans had outlined at the start of the summer. I had given up on anything new happening. I looked on Bonnie’s bedroom door to see a poster entitled “Bonnie’s Dream Inuit Film Festival”.
|... with more funding|
there would have been
a more professional looking poster...
1:30 pm Kiviuq (72 min)
2:15pm Welcome to Nunavut (30 min)
2:30 pm Silent Messengers (93 min)
4:30 pm The White Archer (50 min)
5:30 pm James Houston (48 min)
6:30 pm --- Discussion ---
BYOC (Bring your own chair)
I wanted to go to the film festival. First of all, I know how difficult it is to create one – bring in the films, do the advertizing, create interest, find funding, hire space. Rebecca has been helping with some of this. She leaves an Inuit Critical Studies volume lying around, open to pages that she has marked with comments or yellow highlighters. And she has been showing single films in the evenings. If you watch one of the films with her and can answer ten questions after the film is over, you can earn $5. Thus, there has been quite a bit of interest generated in the past few weeks.
|... lapel pin given to me by Catherine |
when she did a rotation
in northern Quebec ...
The discussion period was a bust. Instead of saving up questions until 6:30 pm people talked during and after every film, often doing instant replays if someone thought they had missed a word or not quite got at a concept that was being developed.
I don’t like it when people don’t follow the festival rules.
Still, that was not so irritating that I will boycott the Second Annual Bonnie's Dream Inuit Film Festival on Lot 3 next year.