Film and Video Through an Indigenous Lens


This studio/seminar course introduces students to a wide range of Indigenous film and video produced in Canada and around the world. Through lectures and screenings students explore how Indigenous filmmakers engage with strategies of colonization/decolonization, cultural revitalization, and storytelling.

Topics include visual culture, representation, sovereignty, human rights, land rights, language, spirituality, sexuality, and gender.

During the course students will work on a project, which could be a project proposal, short video, treatment, storyboard, or visual artwork in a medium of their choice.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.

Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at

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Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Course Details
Fall 2021

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.

Course Content


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.