About The Project
Since its inception in 2004, the Wapikoni mobile, a traveling audiovisual training studio for First Nations youth based in Canada, has given a voice to thousands of marginalized and isolated Aboriginal youth through the creation of 700 short films. Ten years later, Wapikoni mobile is launching the International Network of Aboriginal Audiovisual Creation (INAAC). Through videoconferencing and collaborations at a distance, this innovative project will allow isolated indigenous communities to connect together, share methodologies and experiences, co-produce, co-create, and expand their distribution network, thus strengthening their voices.
The INAAC will allow indigenous peoples to better express and represent themselves on issues that matter to them by gathering organizations from around the world that work towards the appropriation of media by indigenous peoples and use video as a tool of social transformation and emancipation. The INAAC strives to help indigenous peoples to have their voices heard, recognized and respected, to combat systemic racism and prejudice, to raise awareness about indigenous cultures and issues, and to make it a national and international priority.