October 15 – 21, 2012.
TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
350 King Street West
Pattison Onestop, imagineNATIVE and Amnesty International Canada co-present, Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative (SSDI) from October 15 to 21, 2012. The national project is comprised of four commissioned works that celebrate and honour Indigenous women and their contributions as strong, successful and valued members of society.
The four one-minute, silent digital works were created by award-winning, Canadian Indigenous artists: Jesse Gouchey and Xstine Cook (LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY), Lisa Jackson (SNARE), Cara Mumford (WHEN IT RAINS) and Angela Sterritt (YOUR COURAGE WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED).
“I’m honoured to be selected to participate in the SSDI. It’s through art that we can express the human side of tragic social issues like this, so often lost in news coverage,” says Genie award-winning filmmaker, Lisa Jackson. “It’s an opportunity to recognize the women at the heart of the issue and to bring an awareness of the violence against them to a broader audience.”
SSDI will play on the Pattison Onestop subway screens to over 1 million Toronto’s daily commuters and nationally on 254 digital monitors in 33 shopping centres across Canada, at the Calgary International Airport, and TIFF Bell Lightbox leading up to and during the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.
For more information about the program, locations, dates and showing times please check: http://imaginenative.org/festival2012/SSDI.