Thursday, October 21, 2021

october, 2021

20oct7:00 pm10:00 pmBootlegger7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Scotiabank Theatre Halifax Event Organized By: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival


Event Details

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival presents a screening of Bootlegger by Caroline Monnet (Algonquin), a dramatic French feature where two radically opposed women divide their reserve in northern Quebec into two clans to determine the best path to independence.

Mani, a master’s student, returns to the reserve in northern Quebec, where she grew up. Resolved to reintegrate into the community, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol on the reserve. Laura, a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes under the protection of the band council and her partner Raymond, who is still angry with Mani, whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter. Opposing forces quickly divide the community into two sides that face each other to determine the best path to independence.

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital + interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and dynamism of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.