Caribou in the Archive

Caribou in the Archive

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 8 minutes

In Caribou in the Archive, rustic VHS home video of a Cree woman hunting caribou in the 1990s is combined with National Film Board of Canada (NFB) archival film of northern Manitoba from the 1950s. Northern Indigenous women hunting is at the heart of this found footage film in which the filmmaker describes the enigmatic events that led to saving an important piece of family history from being lost forever.

Screening Information
Wairua Shorts

1:30 PM
Thursday 24 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

This screening is recommended for audiences 16 +, themes include depression, suicide and PTSD

  • Indigenous Nation Cree
  • Country Canada
  • Director Jennifer Dysart
  • Director Bio Jennifer Dysart is a director of short films, set decorator, an archive researcher, a field producer, former assistant director and production coordinator. She is an archive enthusiast and loves found footage and experimental films. She was selected as the national artist in residence at Library and Archives Canada via the Archive/Counter-Archive project in 2019/2020. She was selected as a filmmaker for Home Made Visible commission by Regent Park Film Festival and created Caribou in the Archive, a short experimental found footage film in 2018/2019. She received the York University master’s thesis prize in 2014 for her found footage-heavy documentary Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood, as well as second place at the Factory Media Centre member screening in 2015. In 2017, she was on the Board of Directors for the Factory Media Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Jennifer was born in Alberta (Blackfoot territory), raised in BC (Coast Salish territory), lives in Hamilton Ontario (Haudenosaunee territory) and has Cree roots from South Indian Lake, Manitoba.
  • Premiere Status New Zealand Premiere