An experimental film, Ikwé is the re-imagination of the generational conversation and passage of traditional knowledge between a woman and her grandmother moon. The film weaves the narrative of one woman’s (Ikwé’s) intimate thoughts, spoken in French, with the teachings of her grandmother, the Moon, spoken in Cree, recreating a surreal narrative experience that communicates the power of thoughts and personal reflection. It inspires the question: what is the place of traditional knowledge in the life of the 21st Century?
Length: 5 min.
Language: French and Cree with English subtitles
Director: Caroline Monnet
Producer: Caroline Monnet
Producer Website: N/A
Distributor: Monica Lowe, Winnipeg Film Group
Distributor Web site: http://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com
Festival Screenings and Awards:
Montreal First People’s Festival 2009, Montreal, QC; Toronto International Film Festival, ON, 2009; Vancouver International Film Festival, BC, 2009; Festival du nouveau cinema, Montreal, QC, 2009; WNDX Festival, Winnipeg, MB, 2009; imagineNATIVE Film+Media Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, 2009; Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, MB, 2009; Festival du cinema international en Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, QB, 2009; Indigenous Skabmagovat Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, 2010; Le Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois, Quebec, 2010; Festival Regard sur le Court Metrage au Saguenay, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, QC, 2010; Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin, TX, 2010; Gimli Film Festival, MB, 2010; Festival International du cinema francophone an Acadie, Moncton, NB, 2010; Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, ON, 2010; American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2010 mispon, Regina, SK, 2010; Best Experimental Film, Native American Indian Festival of the Southeast, Columbia, SC, 2010; Vancouver Women’s International Film Festival 201, BC, 2011