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What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Al-Anon Family groups provide hope and he [ ... ]

Plays wanted for Community Theatre Festi...

The PEI Community Theatre Festival will be held at the Carrefour in Charlottetown on March 30, 2019, [ ... ]

Mark Sandiford produced Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny back in 2006, premiering that year at the Atlantic Film Festival. The following year it won a Gemini award for best reflection of Canada’s racial and cultural diversity. Over the past eight years, it’s had steady success with educators and at community screenings. But on Jan 16 this year, 3 months after the National Film Board of Canada posted the film on its website, the film took on a life of its own as the online streaming link was shared far and wide across blogs and social media platforms. By mid-Feb, the film had been watched over 21,000 times. The film aims to expose the ways in which the Inuit people have been treated as “exotic” documentary subjects by turning the lens onto the strange behaviours of Qallunaat (the Inuit word for white people). It’s a satire, full of hilarity and gags, but it’s also an eye-opening glance into what it means to be documented and the politics of cross-cultural representation in the documentary tradition. Qallunaat! Why White People are Funny was produced in collaboration with Inuit satirist, Zebedee Nungak with assistance from TechPEI, the NFB, CTV, the Canadian Television Fund and APTN. It can be viewed for free on www.nfb.ca.

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Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $7, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advance [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]