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Friday July 30th, 2021 with Susan Johnston
Future Rivers: Chats with Russell Ratt-Brascoupe and Craig Commanda.

In today's episode, we'll speak with two Algonquin filmmakers whose work is featured in the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) exhibition: Future Rivers: Film and Video from the Desert River. Live from June 16 - September 9, 2021. Curated by Danielle Printup. (Links to further details and films here: Russell Ratt Brascoupe (film: The Hearing) Russell Ratt is Anishinaabe from both Rapid Lake (Kitiganik) and Kitigan Zibi. He enjoys making films because they give him an opportunity to express himself. He believes in the power of films to promote discussions around sensitive issues. Craig Commanda: Anishinaabe multidisciplinary artist from Kitigan Zibi, Craig works through still and moving images, poetry, music, beadwork, and sound composition. A practice unfolding over a decade, his creative process has enabled community engagement and travel across Turtle Island and beyond. His practice seeks resurgence contributing to cultural preservation and revitalization for and by Indigenous peoples. Check out more of Craig Commanda's work here: Ottawa Art Gallery - Filtered : NAC Indigenous Cities link: Akikodjiwan:
Power of the Land
Sultans of String (feat. Twin Flames and Duke Redbird) - Refuge Canadian
Craig Commanda
The Children - Canadian New
Interactive CKCU