“Monnet shrewdly juxtaposes the perceived progress of man and machinery from canoe to condo.”
– POV Magazine
“A propulsive journey from the country to the city.”
– NOW Magazine
Caroline Monnet’s Mobilize is an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south, capturing the perpetual negotiation between the traditional and the modern by a people moving ever forward.
Mobilize is part of the Souvenir series—four powerful films, by four of Canada’s most exciting First Nations artists, that reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. For Souvenir, the NFB offered its own archives for reinterpretation. In addition to the more than 700 films with Aboriginal themes dating back to
1939, these archives include thousands of hours of outtakes. It was from these outtakes that Jeff Barnaby, Michelle Latimer, Kent Monkman and Caroline Monnet selected the material to realize their artistic vision.