docnow 2017 / Mistissini Healing

Artist Statement

Mistissini Healing tells the story of two Cree young women who are healing from the intergenerational trauma they experience living in the isolated James Bay Cree community of Mistissini, Quebec. Survivors Maryjane and Dayna rise from unfortunate circumstances and find hope, inspiring them to work to improve their community for future generations on a reserve still struggling to cope with the appalling legacy left behind by Canada’s Residential School system.

About The Artist

Stephanie Vizi is a documentary producer, filmmaker and journalist. Stephanie has traveled to remote villages in Southern Africa and Northern Indigenous communities in Canada to create portraits of the resilience of the human spirit. Stephanie is screening her third documentary short, Mistissini Healing, at DocNow. Mistissini Healing examines the trauma experienced by the intergenerational survivors of Canada’s residential school system.

Artist
Steph Vizi

Project Type
Film

Date
June 7, 2017

Hours
Doors at 6:30 pm
6:30pm–9:00 pm

Venue
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
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After Party
9–12 pm
Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
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