Culture

Screenshot of Angry Inuk trailer via National Film Board of Canada.

#Sealfie and Inuit social media resistance

The hashtag #Sealfie, a play on the words selfie and seal, became popular in 2014 as a response to the continued opposition towards seal hunting in so-called Canada’s north. Trending…
Beadwork and event flyer, photos sourced from @indigenouspopupshopyyj on Instagram and by Jen Mucciolo.

Indigenous Pop-Up Markets set up for spring

The Indigenous Pop-Up Market is an event that started as a means of a mother helping her son, but quickly developed into a local attraction as a popular vendor fair.

Documentary of Cowichan’s legendary Chief hits the big screen

The new feature documentary, Tzouhalem, allows audiences to examine the life of this legend through reenactments and interviews with First Nation Elders and historians. It’s a type of film that…

Body Language: Reclaiming a lost tradition

“Our identity is our power.” The proverb resonated powerfully with Dion Kazsas after reading an article concerning the resurgence of Māori culture in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Phoenix Theatre explores love and Shakespeare’s women in new play

What is left to say about William’s Shakespeare’s body of work? As it turns out, a lot. Despite being 400 years old, the Bard’s work continues to be told, reinterpreted,…

UVic law students helping marginalized peoples through pro bono work

For many Canadians, the legal system is esoteric, convoluted, and inaccessible. Yet, according to the Department of Justice, almost half of adult Canadians will experience a serious legal problem over…
Photo provided by Stephen Bailey.

Victoria’s music scene loses Subculture Club

Bailey and Subculture Club Co-Founder Rob Nesbit’s passion for inclusivity and accessibility is clearly reflected in the fond memories that folks like Gonzales have of their first show at Subculture…
Screenshot sourced from intoamericaswild.com.

Into America’s Wild: A vivid fast-paced expedition across America

Into America’s Wild is a 3D IMAX nature documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman, now playing at the Royal BC Museum. The film is directed by giant screen vet and ocean…

Five great features screened at Victoria Film Festival this year

Let’s dive into a few of the best films Canada’s City of Gardens had to offer. Here are five favourite features from VFF.