The Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) is happy to announce its first film showcase event “Home Waters: Coastal Communities and Maritime Traditions,” a selection of four short films. Through animation, cinema verite, and classic documentary formats, four directors take us across North America and Canada to explore coastal indigenous lifeways.
In “Now Is the Time” and “Homecoming: Journey to Limuw” we see the revival of ancestral Haida and Chumash traditions after the impact of colonization. In “Lake” we watch a group of Metis women net fishing. Finally, in “Nibiising,” we see the importance of caring for the places we call home. This showcase serves to show that Indigenous traditions continue to thrive today. The showcase will be followed by a panel discussion.
“Caring for our waters and maintaining strong relationships to place is not a thing of the past,” says CIMM Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Olivia Morris, who curated the film showcase. “If anything, it is even more relevant today as we face a wide variety of serious and challenging issues as they relate to The Ocean and environments we all share.”
Home Waters will be presented on October 9, 2021, starting at 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum located at 3900 Bluefin Circle in Oxnard. Tickets for the event will become available on August 20 through the Museum’s website at cimmvc.org. Ticket Prices will be $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $5.00 for youths aged 6-17 years. Museum members receive discounted ticket pricing of $7.00.