3rd Annual Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Film Festival a success!

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March 2, 2022

With seven days of films, all of which were amazing to watch and experience, the 3rd Annual Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Film Festival was an exciting time for all.

The  Red-Carpet Event took place on Friday Feb 25, and had a great turnout. Dene Drum Songs in Gahnı̨hthah, filmed in the Nahanni Park, about a Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Dene learning Dene Drum songs was screened. A documentary on Treaty 11 featuring the 2021 Commemorative Gathering/Celebration of the Dene was also shown. The film of the night was Food for the Rest of Us. It features four stories of people living life on their own terms while leading a culinary revolution from the ground up.

Documentaries and feature films from all over Turtle Island were on tap along with showings of Portraits From a FireDancing ThroughAngakusajaujuq - The Shaman's ApprenticeSpirit EmulsionsThe High Road, Tails on IceFirst We EatPaddling the TsiigehnjiikBlind Ambition The Wop May StoryNahanni School Trip and On Pensive Waters to name a few.

Seventy participants attended the Festival.

Community Tourism Coordinator Jonathan Antoine was thankful to the Speed Skaters who served popcorn and snacks in the canteen.

“I also want to say a big Mahsi to Teagan Hardisty for running the technical aspects of the Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Film Festival and to Arthur Lafferty for running the Box Office, he said. “Mahsi Cho to everyone that attended. We will be back next year.”

The Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Film Festival is presented in partnership with Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation, the NWT Film Commission, GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Northwest Territories Tourism.