First Peoples Festival

Mexican Documentary, Café, Wins Grand Prize at 25th First Peoples Festival

Mexican Documentary, Café, Wins Grand Prize at 25th First Peoples Festival

The Mexican documentary, Café, by Hatuey Viveros Lavielle (pictured above), is the big winner of the 25th First Peoples Festival, winning both the Teueikan Grand Prize and the Best Sequences documentary Prize.  In Café, a family struggles after the death of the father and primary provider. Tere, the mother must now sell crafts to earn money. Jorge, her son is nearly finished with law school and must now decide to continue with his plans of leaving and starting […]

CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS to Open 2015 Montreal First Peoples Festival | TRAILER

CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS to Open 2015 Montreal First Peoples Festival | TRAILER

The film Circus Without Borders will open 2015 Montreal First Peoples Festival on Wednesday, July 29th. This 69 minutes documentary produced and directed by Susan Gray and Linda Matchan, tells the story of two circus companies, one in Nunavut, the other in Guinea-Conakry, have brought young people together from the ends of the earth to overcome the limits geography and history have set along their road to fulfilment. An invitation to go beyond. CIRCUS WITHOUT […]

Le Dep by Sonia Bonspille-Boileau to Close 25th First Peoples Festival l TRAILER

Le Dep by Sonia Bonspille-Boileau to Close 25th First Peoples Festival l TRAILER

Le Dep, directed by Sonia Bonspille-Boileau will close the 25th edition of First Peoples Festival in Montreal, Canada. The film stars Eve Ringuette (a Jutra nominee for the film Mesnak) Marco Colin, Charles Buckell-Roberston, also in the Mesnak cast, and Yan England. One evening, in an Outaouais region Amerindian community, Lydia (Eve Ringuette) is just about to close her father’s convenience store where she occasionally works for the night. But an armed and masked individual […]