Demi Monde: Short Films by Caroline Monnet

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Still from Ceremonial, 2018

DIM Cinema is thrilled to present a program of experimental short films by multidisciplinary Anishinaabe/​French artist Caroline Monnet. A self-taught filmmaker (with a background in sociology and communications), Monnet discovered cinema as a ​tool to express myself, gain self-confidence, and reclaim my culture.” Since premiering her first film, Ikwé, at TIFF 2009, she has not looked back, determinedly moving forward in her exploration of Indigenous thematics in an increasing multitude of forms. The films in this program penetrate the gray zones ​between borders, states of mind, and stages of life” (Monnet), enmeshing the viewer in personal journeys and Indigenous presence while crossing a stunning array of filmic genres and influences—materialist film, cinema verité, fiction, surrealism, horror and comedy—with exquisite economy, artistry, and sensitivity.

Demi Monde, Canada 2013, 3:26 min
The Black Case, Canada 2014, 13 min
Warchild, Canada 2010, 5:43 min
Tashina, Canada 2010, 4:50
Tshiuetin, Canada 2016, 10:45 min
Mobilize, Canada 2015, 3:34 min
Roberta, Canada 2014, 9 min
Emptying the Tank, Canada 2018, 9:34 min
Ikwé, 2009, Canada 4:45 min
Ceremonial, Canada 2018, 3:10 min
Creatura Dada, Canada 2016, 3:04 min
Format: DCP
Advisory: The Black Case contains scenes of residential school violence.
Programmed by Michèle Smith