aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the land on which we gather and organize is the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is the home to many Indigenous people.
A territorial acknowledgement can demonstrate a coming to awareness, and provoke thought and reflection, all of which are essential in beginning to establish reciprocal relations. This acknowledgement should not function as closure, resignation, or acceptance of the structural conditions of settler colonialism that remain in effect today. The Images Festival will continue to ask what it means for us to keep open a spirit of sustained inquiry into the complexities of our situation.