SCREENING: Keepers for the Old People

A short video by Michael Roderick Keshane.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016, 7 PM

Opening remarks by the artist, followed by a Q+A after the video (22 minutes). There will be food to feast on and refreshments will be available.

Keepers For The Old People is a different type of documentary. It follows the artist as he journeys with elders and recalls the teachings from his youth, all while he struggles to cope with the loss of his grandparents. Based on a true story of family loss, Keshane’s journey is told by revisiting the past and looking between the lines of what it means to have grown up in the north-central Regina, and what it means to carry history forward as a keeper of stories, faith, pain and healing.

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Roderick Keshane grew up in north-central Regina, Saskatchewan and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. His video Giving Up the Ghost (2013) was showcased at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival for their 15th Anniversary screening. Other works include Each Standing in the Other’s Light (2014) and For When Dying is a Gift (2015). Visit his website at actchapter27films.com. Since March 2016, Keshane has been the Assistant Production Coordinator at Trinity Square Video.

Special thanks to Miziwe Biik and Tangled Art + Disability for their support of this event.

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