A film and an on-stage interview.
Celia's Song by Lee Maracle, a member of the Sto:lo nation, tells of Mink, a shape shifter, visiting Nuu'Chahlnuth territory on the west coast of British Columbia during a fierce storm. There, he witnesses a double headed serpent as it falls from the door of an old longhouse and into the sea. Embroiled in an age old battle between good and evil, the effect of the serpent spreads along the coast into the village where a seer named Celia has a vision of a terrible event.
Lee Maracle is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ravensong, Daughters Are Forever, Bent Box, and I Am Woman. She is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto, the Traditional Teacher for First Nations House, and an instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and the S.A.G.E. (Support for Aboriginal Graduate Education).
Opening the program is a rare screening of Danis Goulet's Wakening, an ancient aboriginal myth told as a post-apocalyptic story, set in the Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre.
Susan G. Cole is a writer, editor, and broadcaster, currently the books and entertainment editor at NOW Magazine. Her play A Fertile Imagination, about two lesbians trying to have a baby, has been produced seven times across Canada, and she is the editor of Outspoken, scenes and monologues from Canadian lesbian plays.