Open word: Readings and Ideas: Marie Clements
WHO: Marie Clements
WHAT: Open Word: Reading and Ideas
WHERE: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, Second Floor
WHEN: Reading/Film Screening, Wed, Nov. 15, 7:30pm
HOW MUCH: Admission is free, but donations are welcome
Marie Clements (Métis) is an award-winning writer, director, and producer who has worked to ignite her brand of independent story-making across a variety of mediums including film, TV radio, new media, and live performance. She recently completed the feature musical documentary The Road Forwardwith The National Film Board, which premiered at The Hot Docs Film Festival in spring 2017, and the docudrama NUMBER 14, which won Best Public Service Film at The American Indian Film Festival 2015.
She is currently working on a slate of projects including Red Snow, which earned her the WIDC Feature Film Award, SMOKE(D) a dramatic TV series developed with APTN, and a documentary series titled Looking at Edward Curtis developed with Knowledge Network. Clements has published numerous plays, including The Unnatural and Accidental Women and Burning Vision. She is a two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama.
Along with her reading at Open Space, Marie Clements will attend a screening of her recent film, The Road Forward, a musical documentary that connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of Indigenous activism today.
Clements is also the librettist for the opera Missing, which gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. It premieres in Victoria from November 17th to 26th.
Those interested can also see Marie Clements in conversation with students at the University of Victoria on Friday, November 17th at 12:45pm in the Barbara McIntyre Studio, Phoenix Theatre.
Learn more about the screening of The Road Forward at the Vic Theatre here.
Learn more about the opera Missing here.