Coined in 2004 by Thirza Cuthand, the term Indigiqueer is a way for queer Indigenous folks to identify themselves and their queerness. This cinematic collection showcases how versatile two-spirit/Indigiqueer life is. Join us for a mix of narrative and experimental works that defies colonial expressions of queerness.
Filmmaker and curator Justin Ducharme (Positions, pictured above) will be visiting us from Vancouver to present this program and engage with audiences. Stay tuned for further announcements on other guest filmmakers! Reelout would like to give a special thank you to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and in particular, artistic director, Anoushka Ratnarajah for assisting in bringing this program to Kingston which is situated on unceded traditional territories of the Mohawk, Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Algonquin, Iroquois, Mississauga and also the Metis who settled on these lands.
Hard Out | Howard Adler, Candy Renae, Jessie Short | Aotearoa | 2017 | 4 min
I Like Girls | Diane Obomsawin | Turtle Island | 2017 | 8 min
Mohawk Midnight Runners | Zoe Leigh Hopkins | Turtle Island | 2013 | 16 min
Paskwâw Mostos Iskwêsis (Buffalo Girl) | Howard Adler, Leo Koziol, Candy Renae Fox | Turtle Island | 2017 | 4 min
Positions | Justin Ducharme | Turtle Island | 2018 | 12 min
The Promise of Piha | Hanelle Harris | Aotearoa | 2015 | 16 min
Strange Territory | Jessie Short and Ashley Bedet | Turtle Island | 2018 | 4 min
[untitled & unlabeled] | Terry Jones | Turtle Island | 2017 | 3 min
Tsanizid (Wake Up) | Beric Manywounds | Turtle Island | 2017 | 6 min
Total Running Length: 73 minutes
About Justin Ducharme
Originally from a small Métis community in Manitoba, Justin Ducharme made his way to Vancouver when he was 18 to further pursue his love for cinema and creative writing. Justin is currently co-editing Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers Poetry with acclaimed poet/writer Amber Dawn to be released by Arsenal Pulp Press in Fall 2019.