Speak Up! playlist for 06/23/2017
|Drew Ann Wake, Gordon Christie and Martina Norwegian||Thunder in Our Voices||http://grunt.ca/exhibitions/|
This night of Indigenous storytelling showcases Thunder in Our Voices, a collection of short, animated films produced by Drew Ann Wake, Gordon Christie and Martina Norwegian with audio taken from stories from elders and activists in the villages along the Mackenzie River. Such stories were recorded as hearings in the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, sparking one of Canada's most extensive national debates into Indigenous communities relationships to their land, sovereignty and resource development. Audio tapes from these hearings were uncovered, again, years later by Drew Ann and led her to create an extensive, emotional and powerful collection of short films with the voices of a generation fighting for their rights to their land.