Date - Tuesday, July 2, 2019
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Presented in partnership with the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG Guelph)
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | Free
Doors open: 7 pm | Light refreshments
Screening: 7:30 pm | 47 Min | English
Join OPIRG Guelph and the AGG for a free screening of the documentary The 5th Region on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the gallery. Following Inuk artist Niap in Montreal and Torontomiutaujugut co-founder Joshua Stribbell in Toronto, the film explores the complexity of identity and belonging in light of the displacement felt by many Inuit who live outside their home communities. Recounting experiences of urban Inuk growing up in the shadow of the Sixties Scoop and residential school system, the narrative is interwoven with the work of Inuk artist and animator Glenn Gear. Following the screening, two Indigenous members of the community, Tauni Sheldon and Xicotencatl Maher Lopez, will be joined by Joshua Stribbell to discuss the powerful ways that Indigenous communities are reclaiming rights to practice their culture in urban settings. Light refreshments will be served.