In Tkaronto (Toronto in the Mohawk language), Jolene, an Anishnaabe painter who lives in Los Angeles, crosses paths with Ray, a Métis writer awaiting his first big television contract. Their chance meeting gives rise to discussions that reveal their hopes and fears related to asserting their Aboriginal identity in an urban setting.
The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with Métis director Shane Belcourt and independent curator Steven Loft, who is of Mohawk-Jewish ancestry.
Originally from Ottawa, director, writer and musician Shane Belcourt currently lives in Toronto. His feature film Tkaronto has won awards at the imagineNATIVE Festival in Toronto, the Dreamspeakers Film Festival in Edmonton and the Talking Stick Film Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Photo: Shane Belcourt