Transmit is a program featuring five dynamic short films created by Indigenous Filmmakers based in Turtle Island (Canada) that were presented at the 2021 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada, curated by imagineNATIVE. Transmit shines a light on the importance of teachings passing through one generation to the next. We witness the transcendence of culture, community and strength. Together, we experience stories that have been honoured by our ancestors and remain with us today.
Rahyne (2021) is a short-animated film done in the style of a motion comic. It follows a young Afro-Indigenous (Bajan and Mohawk), non-binary youth who turns to the water to guide them through the turmoil highlighted by the pandemic, political unrest and trauma experienced by Black and Indigenous peoples. The film delves into Indigenous and African/Caribbean folktales surrounding water that conceives it as a spirit, a guardian, a lifeforce and a holder of memories and history, among many other things. This film was created by BSAM Canada in partnership with filmmaker Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore for Earthseeds: Space of the Living, the inaugural Toronto Waterfront Artist Residency. It was developed with the support of the Waterfront Toronto, Waterfront BIA and Harbourfront Centre.
ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᑦ ᐃᑉᐱᓇᓪᓚᕆᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᓇᐃᑦᑐᒡᒍᑎᓂᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᔅᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᔅᓴᓕᐅᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓂᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑑᑐᓪ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᒥ Turtle Island (ᑲᓇᑕ) ᑕᑯᔅᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᔪᑦ 2021ᒥ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᙳᐊᕐᓂᖅᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᕐᓂᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᔅᓴᓕᕆᔨᓂᑦ + ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᔅᓴᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᕐᒥ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᒥᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᙳᐊᕐᓂᖅᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᕐᓂᑦ. ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᓗᐊᕐᖓᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᒍᑕᐅᓲᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᑭᖑᕚᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑕᑯᓐᓈᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑦᑎᒍᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᒍᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᓂᑦᑎᒍᑦ. ᑕᒪᑦᑕ, ᖃᐅᔨᔪᒍᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓂᑦ ᐱᒃᑯᒋᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᓕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓃᑦᑐᑎᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ.
Nè:ne ken’í:ken teyoya’ktsheréhsa, Rahyne konwà:ya’ts (2020) ne káti karahstáhnnyon watena’ké:ren tsi ónhka’ok Yakohon’tsí:’a nok Onkwehón:we niyakaonhwentsyò:ten, nityakoyén:ha táhnon Ón:kwe’k tsi ní:yoht tsi yontatatya’toréhtha, yah se’ ne rón:kwe táhnon yah ó:ni ne yakón:kwe té:ken. E’tho ki’ wa’ontate’nikonhrísa’a tsi niyoweyenò:ten ne kahnekarónnyon enyerihwáhsere ne ayonte’nikonhrotá:ko tsi niyó:re yókste ako’nikonhrà:ke ne kanhnranákere kahnratarí:ne, ne’ ó:ni tsi niyonkhiyerá:se ne kakorahró:non yonkhiyahtohrarà:kon ne Onkwehón:we nok Ratihnahòn:tsi. Ne ó:ni ne ki’ oká:ra, enwará:ta’ne ne okara’shón:’a ne ronthró:ri’s ne ononkwe’taká:yons aorihwa’kéhshon ne kahneka’shón:’a. Ohstón:ha enwaterihwáthe’te niyó:re kanó:ron na kahneka’shón:’a. Tsi kanyatarákta, tsi Tkarón:to tsi nón:we e’tho enkà:ra’ne ne káti ayerihwatshén:ri ne karihonnyonnì:shera oh ní:yoht tsi ayonhtén:ti táhnon ayerihwahkwatá:se ken’í:ken teka’nikónrhare yakwattó:ka’s ki tsi niyoto’ktátye. BSAM Canada nok Kahsto’serakwathe Paulette Moore ne raotirihwà:ke ne Earthseeds: Space of the Living, the inaugural Toronto Waterfront Artist Residency, nè:ne shakotihswanéta’as.
About The Black Speculative Arts Movement
Created In 2016, The Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) Canada Is an award-winning non-profit. BSAM Canada aims to construct a collaborative and supportive platform that empowers, elevates and evolves Afrodiasporic creative industries and organizations, along with supporting artists who work within the field of the speculative arts.
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Dates & Times
2:30pm – Q&A will take place after the viewing
Online presentation available May 21, 12:01am until June 2, 11:59pm
Small theatre with fixed seating
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8