Sovereign Soil: In conversation

Yukon Film Society FB Live stream on July 2nd, 2020: a conversation with Sovereign Soil director and writer, David Curtis, and film subject Jackie Olson; artist, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen and community builder. Special guest host: filmmaker, Michelle Latimer. Jackie Olson…

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Yukon Film Society FB Live stream on July 2nd, 2020: a conversation with Sovereign Soil director and writer, David Curtis, and film subject Jackie Olson; artist, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen and community builder. Special guest host: filmmaker, Michelle Latimer.

Jackie Olson is a Tr’ondek citizen, and proud Dawsonite, who embraces traditional northern Athabaskan art practices. Jackie is a forward thinking person, a dreamer, planner, entrepreneur and an advocate for arts, culture and the land. Watching her family living on the land was the most valuable lesson she learned growing up. These experiences, along with the stories of her ancestors and their culture, have shaped her as an artist, businessperson, activist and community builder.

David Curtis is an off-grid dwelling commercial fisher, carpenter and artist who has has the honour and privilege of living in Dawson City, within the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in traditional territory.

Michelle Latimer is a Métis/Algonquin filmmaker and performer who employs art as an instrument of change. Having studied both theatre and film studies at Concordia University, she’s distinguished herself as a director, actor and producer. Michelle’s many film credits include Rise, a documentary series on contemporary Indigenous activism made for Viceland, the feature documentary Alias, and the NFB short film Nimmikaage (She Dances for People). Michelle is currently co-creator, showrunner and director of the new scripted television series, The Trickster, based on Eden Robinson’s bestselling Trickster trilogy. The series is co-produced by Streel Films and Sienna Films for CBC.

Thanks to Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) for providing the interview venue in Dawson City!

Event sponsor: Jackleg Films
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In Conversation with Sovereign Soil
Live Q + A with Director David Curtis and Jackie Olson (Artist/Film Subject)
Host: filmmaker, Michelle Latimer.
July 2nd, 2020 | 5:00 PM PDT
�’s Courtesy of Jackleg Films/NFB

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