Winnipeg Art Gallery hosts free film nights

Stay warm and watch free movies this winter at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Being Caribou on January 22 offers a unique look at the North, while Native Women & Film 5 on February 10 showcases short movies by Indigenous filmmakers.

Being Caribou is a feature-length documentary by husband and wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison. In following a herd of 120,000 caribou across the Arctic tundra, the couple hopes to raise awareness of the threats to the animal’s survival. Along the way they brave Arctic weather, icy rivers, hordes of mosquitoes, and a very hungry grizzly bear. Dramatic footage and video diaries combine to provide an intimate perspective of an epic expedition.

Native Women & Film 5 is a series of short films by award-winning and emerging Indigenous women filmmakers. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

“Both films connect beautifully with two current WAG exhibitions, the George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture and We Are On Treaty Land. And this is just a taste, as we plan to offer more free screenings over the coming months,says Rachel Baerg, the WAG’s Head of Education.

Starting at 7 p.m. in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium, both movies are free and do not include gallery admission.

Visit wag.ca for more information.

– WINNIPEG ART GALLERY

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