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Media City online Indigenous film festival now streaming

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A selection of world-class cinema by Indigenous filmmakers is at your finger tips, for free, this month thanks to a new program of Media City Film Festival.

ThousandSuns Cinema: Indigenous Edition, hosted by Media City and Cousin, an artist collective focused on Indigenous filmmakers, brings together more than 60 films by Indigenous artists and filmmakers all available to watch online through Jan. 30.

“This is another avenue for us to allow people to have access to some hard-to-see films that might have premiered at places like Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival,” said Oona Mosna, artistic director of Media City Film Festival. “Those tickets are really hard to get, but this way we’re able to reach new audiences.” 

Windsor is really a trailblazer in the international film festival circuit

This is the third iteration of ThousandSuns Cinema — which brings selections  from Media City’s 25-year history online, including commissioned films — but the first focused exclusively on Indigenous artists. Available feature-length and short films span Turtle Island (North America) and around the world.

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Pieces included in the festival include works by artists and filmmakers Raven Chacon, winner of a 2022 Pulitzer Prize and Sky Hopinka, winner of a recent MacArthur “Genius” Grant, among more than 30 other filmmakers.

This image by John Kennedy shows renowned Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin resting on a rock beside the Lake of Two Mountains in 1990. Obomsawin is one of dozens of artists with works featured in the Media City Film Festival’s ThousandSuns Cinema: Indigenous Edition.
This image by John Kennedy shows renowned Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin resting on a rock beside the Lake of Two Mountains in 1990. Obomsawin is one of dozens of artists with works featured in the Media City Film Festival’s ThousandSuns Cinema: Indigenous Edition. Photo by John Kenney/Media City Film Festival /Windsor Star

With just three days live online so far after its debut on Jan. 9, Mosna said there’s already interest in running another Indigenous-focused ThousandSuns Cinema in the future.

“As we were doing our research, and we were working together and watching films, there were just so many works to choose from,” Mosna said. “There’s so many good works that we didn’t get a chance to include.”

ThousandSuns Cinema is presented in partnership with more than 15 organizations including the National Film Board of Canada and the Turtle Island—Aboriginal Education Centre.

Mosna said that over the pandemic, Media City had an incredible reach with its online program and ThousandSuns is an opportunity to further expand access to award-winning art and films, even as it returns to in-person programming this June.

“This is a really great way for people to have access, no matter where they are … and to be able to see these films, especially because they’re free of charge, but they’re also highly revered and celebrated works,” Mosna said. “I think it’s a great way to shine a light on these amazing artists.

“Windsor is really a trailblazer in the international film festival circuit.”

Media City Film Festival has also now opened its call for entries into the 2023 festival, happening in Windsor and Detroit June 20-24, 2023.

 

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Ivory Coast media profile – Yahoo News Canada

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People read the headlines of newspapers in Abidjan on 7 January 2023, after the release of 46 Ivorian soldiers who had been arrested in July 2022 in Mali

People read the headlines of newspapers in Abidjan on 7 January 2023, after the release of 46 Ivorian soldiers who had been arrested in July 2022 in Mali

Cote d’Ivoire’s long-running political divisions continue to be reflected in its media landscape. Most outlets are partisan in their political coverage.

The media were accused of inflaming violence following a coup in 1999 and during civil wars in 2002-2007 and 2010-2011.

In 2020, many journalists were detained while covering protests and violence during and after the presidential election in October of that year.

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Cote d’Ivoire was among the last countries in West Africa to liberalise its broadcast media. As a result, the Ivorian state remains a major media player. The opposition has limited access to official outlets, even during election campaigns when it is entitled by law to “equitable media access”.

Most of the main commercial TV channels have owners with links to the ruling coalition. Radio has traditionally been the main medium, but online news sources are increasingly popular.

BBC World Service in French is available on FM, including in Abidjan (94.3). There are also FM relays of Radio France Internationale and Voice of America.

Around 46% of the population have internet access. There are no formal restrictions on internet use. Facebook is the most popular social network.

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Media Advisory – Governor General to meet with the King of Jordan – Yahoo Canada Finance

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OTTAWA, ON, Jan. 25, 2023 /CNW/ – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa.

Date:

Friday, January 27, 2023

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Time:

9:30 a.m. (EST)

Location:

Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall

Notes for media:

  • All media must be accredited by the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

  • To guarantee your access to the meeting, we ask that you please confirm your attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office via email at media@gg.ca.

  • Media are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 8:45 a.m. on the day of the meeting.

  • Please note masks are mandatory.

  • Photos of the meeting taken by the Governor General’s official photographer will be made available upon request.

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Letter: Media focus on Moe-Trudeau spat over Saskatoon visit a failure

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I live in Saskatoon and regularly listen to/read news from a variety of media outlets — the StarPhoenix, Globe and Mail, CBC radio and TV, CTV, Global TV and CKOM radio. I’m often proud of the work that you all do.

But I was very sad to see that almost all the media coverage of Trudeau’s visit to Saskatoon to announce federal support for rare earth mining in Saskatchewan was primarily focused on the game-playing of Trudeau and Moe.

This announcement is a really important move, for the global future of sustainable energy, for the economy of Saskatchewan, and it deserved full attention to the subject itself.

Where are the rare earth reserves in Sask.? What are potential issues in mining, processing and transporting them? What are the market dynamics with other competitors?

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I would love to have heard some in-depth interviews with geologists, battery manufacturers, commodity brokers, Indigenous and other leaders in the areas where the mineral reserves are. But we got very little of that.

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