7:00 PM19:00

RIIS Media Project presents

RIIS Media Project, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, present an evening of shorts by Saskatchewan media artists inspired by the Regina Indian Industrial School's legacy.  Featured artists, Ntawnis Piapot, Wilf Dieter, Evie Ruddy, Brad Bellegarde and Louise BigEagle, will discuss their inspiration, process and experiences following the screening of their stories. Evie Ruddy held a digital storytelling workshop for RIIS Media Project helping Ntawnis Piapot and Wilf Dieter on their shorts.  We are proud to support these important voices.

I Am A Boy directed by Louise BigEagle (11mins, 54 secs)

I Remember directed by Brad Bellegarde (3 mins, 54 secs)

Grandpa Gogo directed by Evie Ruddy (6 mins, 4 secs)

Into the Light directed by Wilf Dieter (4 mins, 24 secs)

Reconciliation directed by Ntawnis Piapot (3 mins, 37 secs)


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to Jun 27

RIIS Media Digital Storytelling Workshop

RIIS Media Project is hosting a storytelling workshop with Evie Ruddy for anyone wishing to share their family story as part of the RIIS legacy.  Evie will show you how to turn a few pictures and your memories and stories into a beautiful digital story.  We will be hosting the finished videos on our website, unless otherwise specified.  This workshop is free and you do not have to be a descendant of a Regina Indian Industrial School student, but you must email riismediaproject@gmail.com to register.

Location: Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, #301-1822 Scarth Street, Regina, SK

Session 1: Wednesday, June 24, 2015  6pm to 9pm

Lisa Hein, an archeologist with Stantec, will give a presentation on the Regina Indian Industrial School's history and unmarked cemetery site.


• What is digital storytelling?

• View sample stories

• Overview of scriptwriting elements

• Story Circle: share script ideas 
• Begin scriptwriting

Session 2: Saturday, June 27, 2015  10am to 4pm

• Finalize and record scripts

• Audacity and audio editing tutorial

• Video editing tutorial

• How to find copyright-free music
• Complete story editing
• Export movies
• Sharing of digital stories 

Check out this sample story Evie Ruddy created with RIIS descendent, Carmen Ironstar.

A Nakota woman shares stories about her great-grandfather, who attended the Regina Indian Industrial School in the late 1800s.


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7:00 PM19:00

Ayesha Mohsin Monologue Series

Ayesha Mohsin wrote and performed a series of monologues based on her experience as a New Canadian learning about Indian Residential School while reflecting on her own life experience with colonization in her home country. 

We are hosting a special event where she will present three video monologues and were we will be live taping her last two monologues.  We invite you to attend.

Ayesha Mohsin is a Playwright, Author, Multimedia Artist , Photographer, Actor and a Storyteller. She is a student of drama, currently doing BA IN THEATER AND PERFORMANCE from University of Regina. She is author of a book that showcases her plays on absurdity. Ayesha is currently in the process of finishing her latest Play.  She has written 6 new Plays.

Her genre is fiction, commercial and her style is abstractly defined but instinctively understood. Her expertise is in English, her writing conveys imagination of her metaphor. Which can be found in her dramatically expressed book, articles, monologues, research paper, creative writing, and which can be performed, lived and just read as an art piece as well. Ayesha is constantly trying to battle with herself and understand her existence and humanness, which is evident in her Writing and Performance.


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7:30 PM19:30

Time for Reconciliation: An Evening of Film and Spirit

This ecumenical event marks the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The evening will feature a screening of the documentary film RIIS from Amnesia that explores the legacy of the Regina Indian Industrial School. This is a great opportunity for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people to gather together as a sign of hope and healing. The evening is hosted by First Presbyterian and Knox-Met United churches as part of our ongoing reconciliation commitments. Reception and optional sharing circle to follow.

Rex Schneider Auditorium, Luther College

Free admission and parking.

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8:30 PM20:30

RIIS from Amnesia Premiere

Premiere Poster

Join us for the world premiere of the documentary RIIS from Amnesia on Friday, March 22, 2015, at 8:30pm taking place at The Artesian on 13th during the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.  Following the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative's Screening Under the Steeple, the event will open with a screening of the short dance film, Dancing the Space Inbetween


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