Occurs on Saturday February 3 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
Suite C
1171-1ST Avenue
Whitehorse YT Y1A 0G9

Performance Notes

× Free admission, everyone welcome. 
ALFF 2018 will kick-off with a day of Indigenous programming at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) on Saturday February 3. The Yukon Film Society is very honoured to host culture commentator, film critic, cinema programmer and guest curator of ALFF 2018, Jesse Wente, who will deliver the Festival and ALFF industry keynote address. About Jesse Wente
Jesse Wente is an Ojibwe broadcaster, curator, producer and public speaker. Jesse spent 11 years with the Toronto International Film Festival, the last 7 as Head of Film Programmes at the Lightbox. Jesse is also a columnist for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, where he has covered film and culture for 21 years. Wente is currently co-producing his first film, a screen adaptation of Thomas King’s best-selling book, The Inconvenient Indian. An outspoken advocate for Indigenous rights and First Nations, Metis and Inuit art, he has spoken at the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Canadian Arts Summit, CMPA’s Prime Time and numerous Universities and Colleges. Jesse currently serves on the board of directors for the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council, and was just named the inaugural recipient of the Reelworld Film Festival’s Reel Activist Award.

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