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Screening Dates
  • March 10, 2022 7:00

Heart-stopping, gripping … A gorgeously crafted piece of theatre … An extraordinary ride that’s constantly entertaining despite its dark and difficult subject matter.”

Ben Neutze, Time Out Australia

My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.” So begins Deer Woman, a solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance adapted from Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan’s one-performer drama and created by ARTICLE 11, an Indigenous-run arts and activist organization based in Calgary. Lila, one missing girl’s big sister, refuses to stand idly by. She’s ex-army and the daughter of a hunter who taught her all he knew. When circumstances converge, Lila finds the perfect opportunity to avenge her baby sister’s murder while exercising the skills taught by the Canadian government. Starring Blackfoot performer Cherish Violet Blood. (Note adapted from National Arts Centre, Ottawa)

Advisory: Contains extreme, graphic historical and contemporary violence, disturbing content, and descriptions of sexual violence.

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This event is part of a series of film screenings curated to accompany performances at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Deer Woman is presented in conjunction with the Chan’s Decolonize the Chan series, which includes concerts by Leonard Sumner on March 5, Elisapie on March 11, and Moe Clark on March 26, 2022.