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LGBTQ Film Series: Two Spirits

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The LGBTQ Film Series is a monthly educational film series sponsored by the U of T Libraries, the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and a rotating group of student organizations and university departments. The series showcases films within the U of T Libraries’ collections, focusing on the lives of LGBTQ people in Canada and internationally.

Two Spirits (2009)

Written and directed by Lydia Nibley
65 minutes

Film synopsis: Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a generous and loving member of the Navajo/Diné community who was the victim of a hate crime at the age of 16.This film interweaves their story with that of their mother coming to terms with their loss. It uses interviews with Two Spirit contemporaries to illuminate the honoured role played by nádleehí, Two Spirit, and other non-binary gender identities in many Indigenous North American cultures.  Check out a trailer for the film.

Also including the short film:

Dance to Miss Chief (2010)
Written, directed and produced by Kent Monkman
5 minutes

Film synopsis: Move over J.Lo and Cher! Miss Chief Eagle Testickle has a new sexy video of her club track: Dance to Miss Chief — a playful critique of German fascination with North American “Indians” that is guaranteed to make you want to get up and shake your booty! This remix of contemporary and vintage footage celebrates Miss Chief’s on-screen romance with leading man, Winnetou, fictitious “Indian” from Karl May’s German Westerns.


Doors open at 6pm. Film begins at 6:30pm.

This month’s screening is co-presented by First Nations House, U of T of Toronto Libraries, and the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.

Accessible. Free Admission. Everyone welcome.
Single-use, all-gender washrooms available.
Contact jesse.carliner@utoronto.ca if you have questions about accessibility.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office & U of T Libraries


Robarts Library, Media Commons Theatre (3rd Floor)
130 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
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