Celebrating Indigenous Voices: In Conversation with Danis Goulet and Tracey Deer

Danis Goulet and Tracey Deer in a conversation moderated by Adam Garnet Jones

Date: April 20, 2022

Time: 8:00 PM EDT

Ticket Price: Free

Stream Here For Free: https://gem.cbc.ca/media/national-canadian-film-day-celebrating-indigenous-voices/s01e01

Event Primary Language: English

Host(s): Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis)

Guest(s): Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis), Tracey Deer (Mohawk)

Event Details:
Join us for an intimate conversation with Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis), director of Night Raiders, and Tracey Deer (Mohawk), director of Beans.

We will be looking at the past, present, and future of Indigenous cinema in Canada through the eyes of these two artists who are at the top of their game. 

They have taken different paths to get to their current success with two breakout first features. Danis is a former programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, a former director of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and directed several short films before Night Raiders. Tracey’s career started in the documentary, and she had short, feature, and episodic doc credits to her name before she went on to make Beans.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit filmmakers in Canada have made incredible and original films for decades, but when Danis and Tracey started their careers, Indigenous voices were not well represented in the film and television industry. 

Today, Danis and Tracey are the filmmakers of the moment in Canada, and their CSA-winning films are being celebrated as some of the best work being done in this country. But their moment is part of a bigger picture and conversation. Alongside them, many other Indigenous creators are producing powerful, impactful work as part of a rapidly growing and vibrant community. 

As they reflect on their recent successes and look ahead at their next projects, we’ll be asking Danis and Tracey 

– What the journey has been like for each of them so far

– What they see on the horizon for themselves and for their larger communities

– What in their view these developments mean for Canadian cinema and Canada as a whole

– And much more