Artists of the First Sunrise Film Screening, Panel Discussion & Indigenous Art Exhibit

  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Artists of the First Sunrise features the lives, art, and history of Indigenous Australians keeping Aboriginal cultural traditions alive despite human rights abuses and destruction of traditional ways. Once funded, the full-length documentary will give voice to Indigenous artists who continue to celebrate Dreaming traditions and cultural ceremony through artistry and performance.This 13-minute short, however, is evocative of what the completed documentary will be…highlighting the art, music, dance and performance that the First Nations People create and share to heal through art, teach future generations about traditions and teach others about their plight. To complement the screening, we’ll present artwork by professor Wayne Quilliam, one of Australia’s pre-eminent Indigenous photographic artists ( and panel discussions. Community conversation is invited and welcome. R.S.V.P. for this free event:

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 North State Street
Chicago , IL
Phone: 312-846-2076

Free events! Donations graciously appreciated and accepted in order to raise funds to complete the full-length film and to support Indigenous artists. Art will be for sale as a fundraiser as well.

Chicago-based artists include:
Marla Gamze, Artists of the First Sunrise, Director & Producer; Catherine Haremski, HMS Media, Director & Producer; Scott Silberstein, Project Consultant; Jean de St Aubin,Gene Siskel Film Center, North American Film Consultant; Paul Christians, Open Hand Studios, Cultural development, education & preservation; Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law; Tony Karman, Project Consultant, Expo Chicago;