RECOMMENDED WATCH TIME, FOLLOWED BY EXCLUSIVE DIRECTOR Q&A:
OCT 15, 9:00 AM
There are many exceptional things to say about Ulivia Uviluk’s documentary Wearing My Culture. To start, the score slaps. The way in which her team contemporize traditional sounds in conjunction with her poetic text is noteworthy and enlivening. Uviluk challenges the traditional documentary structure in order to paint a unique and personal story through means of her attachment to the clothes of her indigenous culture. The pride she exhibits for indigenous people is cardinal as it teaches viewers that self-worth is the first stride toward taking up space and challenging those who would dare encroach upon it.
Olivia Lya Thomassie
Ulivia Uviluk (Olivia Lya Thomassie) was born in Kuujjuaq on August 21st, 1998. She lives between Montreal and Kangirsuk, Nunavik. She is passionate about fashion. She has been involved with Wapikoni for Native Montreal youth campaign against discrimination and has worked as a local coordinator for Montreal and Kangirsuk workshops.