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Gift is a poetic examination of gift-based cultures around the world and challenges the logic of global capitalism. Canadian filmmaker Robin McKenna was inspired by Lewis Hyde’s 2007 classic bestseller, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World and she embarked on a journey to realize his vision in film. Four storylines are explored: creativity, generosity, resistance and defiance. Among the many stories we meet a young Kwakwaka’wakw artist and chief in Alert Bay on northern Vancouver Island, BC, as he organizes a Potlatch ceremony. We embark on a woman’s journey as she prepares for Burning Man, an annual festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. We are introduced to the moving works of Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei. We get a glimpse of life at Metropoliz, a beautiful and peculiar museum in Rome.
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Our First Friday Film Festival (FFFF) is a monthly program that extends the opportunity to view documentary films in Antigonish throughout the fall, winter and spring months. Recent themes included music, dance, art, animal rights, human rights and the environment. Choices include films that express the inherent mystery and intrigue of life, history and circumstances while celebrating challenging, creative and investigative storytelling.
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