Media Advisory - First Wapikoni Mobile international launching

Fundraiser screening!

MONTREALOct. 11, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - First Nations youth invite you to meet them and discover their new films during the first international Wapikoni Mobile launching on October 14th. The Anishnabe, Innu, Atikamekw and Cree worlds will be honored this year, as well as those of indigenous communities of BoliviaChile and Peru,where the Wapikoni Mobile has recently extended its activities.

This fundraiser screening is a rare occasion for journalists to meet many young Aboriginal filmmakers and musicians, who enjoyed the passage of the mobile studios in their community. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL, as well as representatives from Oxfam Québec, SUCO and Health Canada will be among the honored guests to highlight their talent.

The launching of the 2011 films selection, during the New Cinema Festival (Festival du nouveau cinéma), is also an opportunity for the Wapikoni Mobile to raise funds for its future activities with First Nations youth.


What :   Launching of the 2011 film selection
When :  Friday, October 14th, 2011
  5 p.m.  - Press conference on the Wapikoni's current situation
  5:30 p.m.  - Film screening
  - Discussion with young aboriginal filmmakers of Quebec and South America!
  - People's choice award (Astral)
Where : At the "Cœur des sciences" of UQAM
  175, avenue du Président-Kennedy (Place-des-Arts Metro)

The launching of the 2011 film selection was made possible thanks to numerous partners and in particular, the Arts and Letters' Council of Quebec (CALQ), Quebec's ministry of Culture, Communications and Status of Women (MCCCF), the Arts Council of Montreal (CAM), Oxfam Québec and Suco.

For further information:

To confirm your presence or to schedule an interview before, during or after the launching, please contact:
Virginie Michel - Cardinal Communication
Office : 514 868-0172
Cell : 514 922-2315