Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club: Session 4 (May)
This penultimate session will be hosted by Tasheena Sarazin, an Algonquin artist with roots from Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and Bear Island. Tasheena is a hard-working mother of three children and an active member in her community. She is a powwow singer, dancer, and a self-taught seamstress/crafter. Over the past 7 years, her main involvement has been with Aanmitaagzi community theatre and the Near North District School Board, mostly acting as a lead artist/intern and a First Nations artist-in-residence. Tasheena's passion is to gap creative arts, culture, and motivational speaking as her mother did before her to create a safe space for a healthier future.
Tasheena has chosen the film “Firewater Thunderbird Rising, an Anishinaabe Dance Film” by Christine Friday as well as a film by Penny Couchie.
Inspired by Anishinaabe creation stories, “Firewater Thunderbird Rising” is a performance that is an emotional and powerful journey to understand the historical effects that alcohol has had on our people and creates a truth that pierces through the darkness of addiction rooted in fear to reveal a path towards healing that is directly connected to the land.
Tasheena will be joined by Christine Friday for a Q&A.
The Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club highlights the leadership of women land and water defenders and attempt to create a generative online space for participants to come together, learn, and build community. Each of the sessions will be planned, led, and facilitated by a land defender or ally.
Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub) is a digital platform on the gendered impacts of resource extraction, created for and in consultation with women land defenders from across the globe who are mobilizing around large-scale resource extraction. It builds on KAIROS' work with partners on these issues. A number of videos, including the introductory video, the Gendered Side of Corporate Accountability can be found on the site.