The theme of the 10th anniversary of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival is a serious one. But that isn't stopping organizers from having fun at their fundraiser for the festival this Thursday, October 20th.
The festival's shop til you drop shoe and handbag fundraiser features hardly-worn shoes and little-used handbags for under $20. A great way to spruce up the fall wardrobe to be sure.
"The mixture of fashion and film is a great way
to have fun," says Jasmine Tara, marketing coordinator for WAFF.
So what about the serious theme of this year's festival: Building Bridges?
"It means fostering
cross-cultural understanding and awareness on the issue of residential schools.
The effect of residential schools on survivors and their families and the impact
it had on them," says Tara.
This year the festival is adding residential school screenings to the line-up of already great films, and have made their Youth Education Days
Tara adds that the cross-cultural audience is growing: "Last year attendance was about 60 per cent Aboriginal and 40 per cent other cultures."
The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival runs November 16-20th at Eckhardt Gramatte -University of Winnipeg.