The purpose of the festival (Présence Autochtone ) is to give a platform for the amazing talent of the new generation of indigenous people, while preserving the roots of their culture, as well as highlighting the ongoing social problems that have come about as a result of negligence and interference from European colonisation.
Thankfully the lasting impression is a positive one, but one that still leaves room to pause for reflection.
– Chris Patmore, reporting from Montreal (read the review here).
Photos by Chris Patmore. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.
Chris Patmore is a photographer-designer-writer in order of creative satisfaction, or a designer-writer-photographer in order of current earnings. After becoming totally disillusioned with the world of film journalism he has returned to his first loves: music and photography. Sirius Flatz, manager of Molotov Jukebox, says, “Chris has what one could call a musical eye, capturing bands in their perfect moments.”