The Restorative Image: from Impact to Healing

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Festival Screening Fri Mar 05 14:00 – 15:30

Featuring a case study from the Berlinale as well as experienced industry experts, this conversation will address the ways in which film can, beyond the” feel good factor” or even social impact, mediate healing for the benefit of audiences from marginalized groups. Spanning the sectors of impact producing, festival strategy, press, PR, outreach and film criticism, this series of fireside chats will explore the strategies that the industry deploys for these films to have the desired effect for their audiences and place them at the intersection of the business of film, well-being and social justice.

Moderation: Adriana Chartrand

Adriana Chartrand is Michif from St. Laurent, MB. as well as Scottish/Irish/French. She is the Institute Manager at imagineNATIVE where she oversees year-round professional development programs for Indigenous screen creatives. She has two degrees in Film Studies, including an MA from the University of Toronto, and a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies.


Tracey Deer

Tracey Deer is a Mohawk writer, director, and showrunner whose two decades of experience spans documentary, television, and film. Tracey followed up with her debut feature Beans, which screened at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim. She was awarded the prestigious TIFF Emerging Talent Award and named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch.

Leena Minifie

Leena Minifie (Gitxaala/British ) is a digital strategist, impact and media producer based in Vancouver, BC. She is the CEO of Stories First Productions and a founding partner of the Cool World web application. Leena specialized in Indigenous Studies and New Media at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Inuka Bacote

Inuka Bacote-Capiga is a recovering attorney with 10+ years of entertainment professional experience. She develops and produces original unscripted and scripted content for TV and film. She produced the feature film, THE 40-YEAR- OLD VERSION which won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at 2020 Sundance Film Festival and premiered globally on Netflix.

David Ninh

David Ninh is the Senior Director of Press & Publicity at art house film distributor Kino Lorber, where he oversees theatrical campaigns for foreign, independent, and documentary films. He also works as an independent documentary producer with NY-based film production company Still Point Pictures. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Heitor Augusto

Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Heitor Augusto works as a film programmer, researcher, and translator. A member of the Programmers of Colour Collective, he has programed films for museums, festivals, community centers and film clubs. Augusto is a co-founder for NICHO 54, an institute working for the promotion of Afro-Brazilians in the film industry.

Berlinale Series Market & Conference Main Partner

Berlinale Sereis Market & Conference is supported


Bacote, Inuka

Producer/Impact producer

Minifie, Leena

Writer and Diretor

Stories First

Deer, Tracey

Senior Director of Press and Publicity

Ninh, David

Film Critic

Kino Lorber

Augusto, Heitor

Film Curator



Chartrand, Adriana

Institute Manager


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