Aanjeni Twenish

aanjeniAanjeni is a young Algonquin filmmaker from the community of Kitigan Zibi. In the summer of 2015, she joined the TSHIUE-NATUAPAHTETAU-KIGIBIWEWIDON project as a research assistant. As part of the team, she works in collaboration with Melissa Morris and Véronique La Perrière M. on Community portraits, a video project produced at Kitigan Zibi and Mashteuiatsh, presenting the human aspect of these communities, all while testifying to their diversity and realities.

Her involvement in the project, however, goes back to August 2013, when she went to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), in Washington, with four other youth from Kitigan Zibi, as part of a student trip. During this visit, she was able to study the objects gathered in her community in the first half of the 20th century.

Aanjeni also participates in Wapikoni Mobile, a travelling studio that roams to Aboriginal communities in order to offer First Nations youth training in audio-visual art making. Workshops allow them to create short films and musical works. Two of Aanjeni’s films are shown on the Wapikoni Mobile website.

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