Decolonizing the Body

Doane Tulugaq Avery, Fox Maxy, Roberto Fatal, Peshawn Bread, Xandra Ibarra


Gender binary is a colonial construct. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples and cultures across the world have embraced a complex range of genders and sexualities. Indigenous peoples continue to fight against oppression, embracing a full spectrum of identities. These queer Indigenous and Mestizx filmmakers are pushing the boundaries of the medium and of gender expression and representation. They work to decolonize the body and the screen through their personal stories. This program features Gently, Jennifer by Doane Tulugaq Avery, Gush by Fox Maxy, Chaac and Yum by Roberto Fatal, The Daily Life of Mistress Red by Peshawn Bread, and Colonial Peeps by Xandra Ibarra (also known as La Chica Boom).


Avery’s category-defying stories continue to challenge the stereotypical tropes that often pervade narrative filmmaking.

Inuit Art Quarterly

Curated by Eve-Lauryn LaFountain. 

The Jack H. Skirball Series is organized by Bérénice Reynaud and Eduardo Thomas.

About the Artists

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