Join us at the Event Cinemas, Set Up Bar on Sunday morning for this exciting ALL STAR panel. Gender Bias and the level of women participation in the industry has been of concern across the cinema landscape in the Mainstream. Although there is a lack of funds in the arts and film area, for Indigenous filmmakers there is often an equal amount of women in the industry, trying to make our voices heard on the international stage. Come hear from some of the Indigenous women who are helping to create the Indigenous landscape of cinema and TV by our communities, for our communities.
Michelle Derosier is a member of Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation in Northwestern Ontario and has been living in Thunder Bay for the past 30 years. She is from the Bear Clan and is a community activist, artist and filmmaker. Her artistic practice is deeply rooted in her Anishinaabek ways of life, her community and her family.
Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe Kwe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek – Northern Ontario. She is a writer, film director, and video artist. Her film work has been viewed internationally including the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Her latest feature “Every Emotion Costs”, screened worldwide, winning various awards.
Sardana Savvina is a producer, promoter of Sakha cinema, scholar and founder and leader of the “Sakha Cinema Club” – Ya- kutia’s Independent Filmmakers’ Community. For 13 years Sardana worked at the Arctic State Institute of Culture & Arts as a lecturer and a head of International Oce. She is an alternate member of the University of the Arctic.
Ane Lena Fussing Rosbach is a film producer based in Ilulissat, Greenland, home of the spectacular and world famous Ilulissat ice fjord. In 2017 Ane Lena executively produced Greenland’s first fantasy/adventure feature film, “In the Land of Our Shadows”, directed by her 22-year old son, Marc Fussing Rosbach.
Jodie Bell is a descendant of the Butchella and Jagera people of South East Queensland, but has spent most of her life living in Western Australia. Jodie has worked with Goolarri Media Enterprises, a community-owned Indigenous media company. She also helped created the production arm of Goolarri, RAMU Productions to produce, short films, documentaries (short and long format) and tv series work.