For its 45th edition, the Douarnenez film festival is taking the same route as it did at its very beginnings, in 1979. A founding year that forged lasting relationships between peoples from near and far.
From 19 to 26 August 2023, the festival will be screening the films of leading figures in Indigenous filmmaking such as Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and Innu poet Joséphine Bacon, as well as a new generation of Indigenous filmmakers and artists who have taken up the camera to create their own stories and images in a wide variety of genres.
They include Caroline Monnet, a Douarnen-Aanishnabe filmmaker and visual artist, and her film Bootlegger (2021); Tracey Deer, a Kanyen’kehà:ka filmmaker, and her film Beans (2020); Kim O’Bomsawin and her beautiful documentary on Joséphine Bacon, Je m’appelle humain (2020); and Inuk filmmaker Nyla Innuksuk and her film Slash/Back. A number of films supported by Wapikoni Mobile over the past 20 years will also be screened, along with a focus on Indigenous animation by filmmakers Terril Calder, Zacharias Kunuk, Diane Obomsawin and Asinnajaq.
In partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre
Full programme: www.festival-douarnenez.com