Artist

Marjorie Beaucage

Marjorie Beaucage is a filmmaker, cultural worker, and community-based video activist. She was born in Vassar Manitoba. Her work as an artist formally began at the age of forty when she attended Film School at Ryerson. Culture is a collective agreement; being Métis, she is also committed to building cultural bridges between worlds through her creations/stories. In 2005, she created A Medicine Wheel for the Indian Act as a tool for de-colonisation and restoring relations between cultures as well as a DVD Medicine Bundle for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS: Me Mengwa Maa Sinatae: Butterfly Patterns of Light. Marjorie is committed to creating a living legacy with the People and making room for diverse worldviews and storytelling.

As a film and video maker, her works have been screened in bingo halls and at City Hall, from Northern Labrador to New Zealand. Some of her videos are passed around the community; some are in public libraries and at University Film Schools and Art Departments. They have a life of their own. Some works have been screened on specialty channels – wtn, aptn, Knowledge Network, pride vision and Global. Her work has been programmed in Festivals and Gallery shows from Berlin to Edmonton, Canada House in London, MOMA in New York- in a variety of contexts and most recently at the fairytales festival in Calgary. Marjorie Beaucage’s life work has been about creating social change, working to give people the tools for creating possibilities and right relations. Whether in the classroom, community organizations or the arts, her goal has been to pass on the stories, knowledge and skills that would make a difference for the future. In the 1990's, she was a key agent of change in promotion of and access to Aboriginal artists. As a co-founder of the Aboriginal Film and Video Art Alliance, and the Runner for the People, she also set up the Aboriginal Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Marjorie has curated and coordinated inter-cultural events, screenings and gatherings like Race to the Screen in Toronto and reel aboriginal, the first Aboriginal Film Festival at Harborfront in 1992, Telling Our Stories at YYZ and here are your instructions, a film and video exhibition as part of the Mendel Art Gallery Post-Colonial Landscape series. She is currently working on Stories of Homelessness- a project in Saskatoon.

Videography

Nowhere to Go: Homeless in Saskatoon

2010, 23:18 minutes, colour, English

Me Mengwa Maa Sinatae: Butterfly Patterns of Light

2008, 24:54 minutes, colour, English

Ntapueu ...i am telling the truth

1998, 40:25 minutes, colour, Innu Emun with English subtitles

Batoche... one more time

1996, 24:00 minutes, colour

China... through one woman's eyes

1996, 27:30 minutes, colour, English

Our Living Treasures

1994, 60:00 minutes, colour, English

Land Solidarity Healing

1993, 27:42 minutes, Cree/Spanish/Eng.

Good Grief

1993, 15:31 minutes, colour, English

Speaking To Their Mother Ayumee-Aawach Oomama-Mowan

1992, 25:00 minutes, colour, English/Cree

Critical Writing

Video Art: Selected, New & Reviewing
by John Morgan. NeWest Review, June 1995, v. 20, no. 5.
Women in focus for independent filmakers' meet
by Susan Walker. The Toronto Star, June 9, 1994.
Self-Government in Art: To Create Anew...
by Marjorie Beaucage. Parallelogramme, 1993, v. 19, no. 1.
Ayumee-Aawach Oomama-Mowan: Speaking to their Mother
by Unknown. Parallelogramme, 1992, v. 18, no. 3.