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Another Feather In Her Bonnet

Montreal Premiere

Another Feather In Her Bonnet

Aki Pagratis

Canada | 2017 | 5 min
French, English |
Subtitles: French, English
This film is part of the program Mode vs. Folklore, entre traditions et transgressions : Carte blanche à Andreina Aveledo.

Another Feather in Her Bonnet represents the symbolic union of two artists who have come together to challenge ideas of cultural appropriation. Performed by Toronto-based Cree artist Kent Monkman, with the special participation of world renowned French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier, this video portrays the symbolic marriage” of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, Monkman’s shape-shifting, time-travelling, gender-fluid alter ego, and Jean Paul Gaultier, who exchanged vows of mutual respect and compassion. Monkman and Gaultier aim to re-contextualize and re-appropriate the faux headdress, playing on the figure of the sexualized and stereotyped Indigenous woman as perceived by the colonial gaze.
Director Aki Pagratis
Script Gisele Gordon, Kent Monkman
Production Joanne Laplante, CocoFilms Studio
Editing Aki Pagratis
Camera Juan José Mendoza, Liana Paré, Amber Lomer, Robert Ruffo
Artist Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, Jean Paul Gaultier
Sound Design Aki Pagratis
Cinematographer Chris Chapman
Music Tom Day

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Saturday, march 23, 2024, 04:00 p.m. — 06:15 p.m.


Aki Pagratis

Aki Pagratis

Aki Pagratis, a dynamic and multifaceted professional in the film and media industry, currently serves as the Creative Director at CocoFilms Studio, a position that underscores his extensive expertise and creative vision. His journey in the field began at Concordia University, where from 2005 to 2009, he immersed himself in the world of communication and journalism, earning a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in these disciplines. Pagratis’ career is marked by a diverse skill set that spans various aspects of media and communication. Notably, he excels in photography, a talent that adds a unique visual flair to his projects. In the realm of film, Pagratis has established himself as a talented director and producer. His work behind the camera showcases a blend of technical skill and creative storytelling, qualities that are essential in the competitive world of cinema. His leadership as an editor-in-chief at Wide Angle Magazine further exemplifies his editorial acumen and his ability to curate and present compelling content. Pagratis is currently based in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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