This is the sixth edition of TIFF's long-running series that brings together chefs, food experts, and film lovers to enjoy the best in culinary cinema and thoughtful conversations about the central role of food in our culture. This season will include three exciting events consisting of screenings and discussions, complemented by local bites provided by St. Lawrence Market!

Tanya Tagaq on Angry Inuk
Wed May 24 @ 7 PM


Award-winning experimental vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq joins us to discuss Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s documentary Angry Inuk, preceded by the short film Tungijuq, and its integral endeavour to challenge existing misconceptions about seal hunting and its role in Inuit culture. Join us for delicious local bites before the event, provided by St. Lawrence Market.

Guest: Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq is an Arctic-born artist, improvisational performer, avant-garde composer, and experimental recording artist who won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism, a work that disrupted the music world in Canada and beyond with its powerfully original vision. Recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, Tagaq challenges static ideas of genre and culture, and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights, and post-colonial issues. Her music is a complex, exhilarating, howling protest that links a lack of respect for women's rights to a lack of respect for the planet and Indigenous rights. Tagaq contorts elements of punk, metal, and electronica into a complex and contemporary sound that begins in breath, a communal and fundamental phenomenon. As leader of her project, she uses the power of her voice and her commitment to her performance to draw other similarly committed and talented people to her mission. Recent projects have pulled her in vastly different directions, from improvised live collaborations with Fucked Up, to premiering a composition made for Kronos Quartet’s Fifty for the Future collection.

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