RECOMMENDED WATCH TIME, FOLLOWED BY EXCLUSIVE DIRECTOR Q&A:

OCT 15, 9:00 AM

PROGRAMMERS NOTES

Possibly the youngest director programmed at Reelworld this year, Filmmaker Derius Matchewan’s documentary provides its viewer with profundity and wisdom well beyond his years. Matchewan’s understanding of the complexity of loss and its attachment to his understanding of his culture is simple, yet nuanced and inspiring. Derius’s film is striking as his pride in his culture shines through normalized narratives pertaining to strife of the “other” - asking us as viewers to challenge our perceptions of what we think we know about those who have been made foreign to us by Eurocentric institutions.

Aisha Evelyna

Director:

Derius Matchewan

Derius Matchewan was born in Val d’Or on May 2, 2007. His parents are from Kitiganik where he’s now living. Derius is a young singer and an experienced hand drummer who also likes to play hockey and baseball. He learned several songs from his father and he likes to sing at night.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Derius Matchewan

Cinematographer

Writer: Derius Matchewan
Cinematographer: Nicolas Lachapelle

Producer

Wapikoni Mobile

Editor

Derius Matchewan Papatie, Nicolas Lachapelle

Principal Cast

Derius Matchewan Papatie, Nicolas Lachapelle

My Favourite Food is Indian Tacos, My Favourite Drink is Iced Tea, and My Favourite Thing is Drumming

Derius Matchewan

DOCUMENTARY | ENGLISH | 4 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE

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Reelworld Film Festival
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Suite 600 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M5C 2R9