TJ Cuthand
Canada 2018 | 13 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC), TJ Cuthand via Zoom

RECLAMATION is a doc­u­men­tary-style imag­in­ing of a post-dystopic future in Canada after mas­sive cli­mate change, wars, pol­lu­tion, and the after­ef­fects of the large-scale colo­nial project which has now destroyed the land. When Indige­nous people are left behind after a mas­sive exodus by pri­mar­i­ly priv­i­leged white set­tlers who have moved to Mars, the orig­i­nal inhab­i­tants of this land cope by trying to restore and reha­bil­i­tate the beau­ti­ful planet they belong to.

This film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at Con­flic­to­ri­um as part of our #Junction_Ahmedabad, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

TJ Cut­hand grew up in Saska­toon Saskatchewan. He makes films about sex­u­al­i­ty, mad­ness, Queer iden­ti­ty and love, gender, and Indi­gene­ity, which have screened in fes­ti­vals inter­na­tion­al­ly. His work has exhib­it­ed at gal­leries includ­ing the MOMA in NYC, The Nation­al Gallery in Ottawa, and The Walker Art Center in Min­neapo­lis. He com­plet­ed his BFA major­ing in Film and Video at Emily Carr Uni­ver­si­ty of Art and Design in 2005, and his Mas­ters of Arts in Media Pro­duc­tion at Toron­to Met­ro­pol­i­tan Uni­ver­si­ty in 2015. He has per­formed at Live At The End Of The Cen­tu­ry in Van­cou­ver, Queer City Cinema’s Per­for­ma­to­ri­um in Regina, and 7a*11d in Toron­to. He is a Whit­ney Bien­ni­al 2019 artist. He is of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and cur­rent­ly resides in Toron­to, Canada. He also coined the word Indigiqueer.