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Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
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Storytellers in Motion S3E32 Thirza Cuthand
“Thirza Cuthand” Series 3 Episode 32
Thirza Cuthand, a Cree filmmaker and artist from Saskatchewan, has made over 10 videos since they were sixteen years old, dealing with issues as far-ranging as sexual stereotypes, ageism, queer identity, race, and mass-mediated representations of the family from what they term a wry young half-breed dyke perspective. Thirza completed their BFA in film and video at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. They made an experimental film about their mixed heritage with photography in Saskatchewan and Scotland. Thirza credits her mother for their political acumen. They used to watch lots of TV and Thirza would be schooled to detect prejudice and homophobia on television. Both their parents are prolific artists, Thirza is a unique voice in a sea of many.
“Storytellers in Motion”, Series 3 continues its celebration of Canada's Indigenous artists who work across media, from writers, producers and directors to video artists.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Urban Rez Productions