World premiere for Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian at the Toronto International Film Festival
Award-winning filmmaker, writer and activist Michelle Latimer’s feature documentary the Inconvenient Indian will have its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s for a week of September 10–19, 2020).
Latimer’s is no stranger to award winning productions spanning the globe. Her 2017 eight-part Indigenous resistance series RISE premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Documentary Program at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards. In 2020, she was named the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Labs and was awarded the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Award, a prize given to five international filmmakers for their work in social-justice filmmaking.
The Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to take us on a critical journey through the colonial narratives of North America.
In this time of momentous change Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian is a powerful visual poem anchored in the land and amplified by the voices of those who continue the tradition of Indigenous resistance. Artist activists, land protectors, hunters, and those leading cultural revitalization powerfully subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all.
Inconvenient Indian is produced by Stuart Henderson (90th Parallel Productions), Justine Pimlott (NFB) and Jesse Wente. The executive producers are Gordon Henderson, for 90th Parallel Productions, and Anita Lee, head of the NFB’s Ontario Studio in Toronto.