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August 2021

For October's films

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This Month's Theme

Queer Indigenous Cinema in honour of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Wildfire

Bretten Hannam, 2019, Mi'kma'ki
12 minutes

Stalked by his abusive white father, a rebellious Mi’kmaw runaway meets a two-spirit teenager drawn to his journey. As he learns Mi’kmaw language and culture from his new companion a deeper bond begins to grow between them.

Suggested by: Rhys.

CW: Deals with family abuse and colonialism

Language: English & Miꞌkmawiꞌsimk

Canada:

This Month's Short

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This Month's Feature

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Leitis in Waiting

Joe Wilson, Dean Hamer & Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, 2018, Tonga
72 minutes

A documentary on the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific Kingdom.

Suggested by: Rhys

CW: Deals with transphobia and colonialism

Language: English & Tonga

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Next Month:

Short:

Snow Job: The Media Hysteria of AIDS (1986)
dir. Barbara Hammer
U.S.A., 8 minutes

Worldwide:

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Feature:

Young Soul Rebels (1991)
dir. Isaac Julien
U.K., 105 minutes

U.K.:


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