Aboriginal artists are increasingly becoming the names to watch in Canada’s film and media arts scene. Every year, their talent shines at the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto. This 10-year-old festival attracts the world’s best Aboriginal filmmakers and video artists to connect with programmers, buyers, and industry professionals.
Among the award-winners of the 2009 festival is Cree filmmaker Archer Pechawis, from the Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan. Pechawis was recognized for his experimental work, Horse, a historical re-imagining of the West told with voice, drum, video and cello.