Iskwêwiwin: A Short Film by Indigenous Youth
March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iskwêwiwin (being a woman) is a short film by indigenous youth that will have a public showing in the Westbury Theatre on Saturday, March 5 at 2pm.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can and are available here.
Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows for $60 or 5 shows for $80!
SkirtsAfire and Fringe Theatre are taking part in the Restriction Exemption Program and therefore patrons 12 and over must show proof of vaccination, negative test result, or medical exemption. Masks are also required. Find Fringe Theatre’s “What to Expect” Information here!
Iskwêwiwin is also a multi-media installation on exhibit in the Westbury Theatre lobby that intrinsically weaves film, music and handmade traditional ribbon skirts into a powerful exploration of self awareness, diversity and resilience. A compelling showcase of young Indigenous women finding their voices; their interpretation of identity and relationship with their environment ultimately realizing their collective strength to find calm in chaos. Iskwêwiwin reflects a desire to create space for youth-led dialogue and creative expression for the contemporary Indigenous social justice movement.
Youth – Hannah Ouelette, Sarah Tomic, Emma Dene England, Kiahna Auger, Paige Whiteford, Dream Bruce, Santana Daignealt, Neveah Beaurprez, Marie Muskwa, Nadya Bigstone, Heaven Cardinal, Paulina Miraglia, Ciara Bellam Sawan, Isabelle Dene McIvor, Iva Teare, Reese Beaver, Ocean Sauve, Grace Marchick, Taija Hogan, Jada Tokonopie, Zoeylyn Alexis Sauve, Trinity Cardinal, Tyla Tootoosis
Funded by VIDEA in partnership with the Braided Journeys Program and the Pathways to Education Program.
Canada Corps Program VIDEA
VIDEA’s Canada Corps programming runs four different projects with diverse youth between the ages of 15 and 35 from across Canada. These projects connect and engage youth on Reconciliation, healing, wellness, creativity, and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. They ultimately culminate with a final collaborative arts performance or showcase that reflects the unique journeys of each project.
VIDEA is a non-for-profit organization based on the unceded territories of the WS’ANEC’ (Saanich), Tsartlip and Tsawout (central Saanich), Lekwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) and T’Sou-ke (Sooke) Coast Salish Peoples in what is now called the city of Victoria, British Columbia. VIDEA strengthens the environment where youth and communities, globally, have access to the education, skills and support necessary to take feminist leadership in developing their own sustainable solutions to gender equality, environment, Indigenous and human rights violations and injustice. We strive to support and inspire others, especially Indigenous, and underrepresented youth, to better understand global issues, and issues of oppression, discrimination, systemic sexism and colonialism, and to use their power and voice, towards more just communities. Our work integrates intersectionality, gender and climate justice throughout, centering the needs, experiences, and leadership of those most impacted by inequality, discrimination and oppression. We are more than a feminist organisation, we are a women’s organisation. It is our role as a feminist, women’s organisation to create the conditions where the voices of those who identify as women, girls, gender-diverse, and 2SLGBTQ+, and those with additional barriers, are brought to the centre of conversations.