FALLS AROUND HER
Kahungunu Marae 3.30 pm Sunday June 2
FALLS AROUND HER
Director Darlene Naponse, Writer Darlene Naponse, Producer Darlene Naponse
minutes, Canada, Feature
Falls Around Her follows Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal), a legendary singer who returns to the vast wilderness of her reserve to reconnect with the land and her community. Mary begins to sense that someone might be watching her. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary embraces isolation as she explores the psychological impact of her past and present.
Cast: Tantoo Cardinal
Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek - Northern Ontario. She was born and raised in her community and now works out of her studio located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
She is a writer, film director, and video artist. Her film work has been viewed nationally and internationally.
She worked with community leaders and elders to write and ratify the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Gchi-Naaknigewin (Constitution). She continues governance and First Nations land/human rights work in her community.
She owns Pine Needle Productions an award-winning boutique Film/Video/Audio Recording Production Studio, located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
Darlene has a Hon. BA 2001 from Laurentian University and recently completed a Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).
The 2017 Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize Finalist for “She Is Water” published in The Malahat Review.
As a storyteller, Darlene is in search of imaginative images giving truth through word, film, art and song.