Posts Tagged ‘First Nations’

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Birth of a Family Confronts Legacy of the Sixties Scoop

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It’s September 16, 2015, a busy Wednesday afternoon at the Calgary International Airport. A small NFB crew is about to document an extraordinary encounter — a crucial early scene in Birth of a Family, a doc currently in production at the North West Studio. As incoming passengers stream into the arrival hall, director Tasha Hubbard

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Isabella Weetaluktuk Shines Light on NFB ARCHIVES

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It’s little more than a fragment, a few seconds of footage shot in the Canadian Arctic over 50 years ago, but it’s pure visual gold. Four Inuit kids, oblivious to the camera, are absorbed in play. Their game involves a homemade spinning top, ingeniously crafted from ice and sinew. A husky puppy observes with interest.

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Resistance Song: When Docs Make Music

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“The really crucial distortions in history come not from lies, but from omissions.” So said the historian Howard Zinn noting how official North American history silences the voices of the continent’s First Peoples. Métis/Dene playwright and director Marie Clements has been challenging that official history and its many omissions for decades, and with The Road

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Exploring the concept of identity in the classroom through Indigenous films

Education

Educators: draw inspiration from Indigenous pedagogies such as narrative approach and empathy to explore the concept of identity with your students.

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Crazywater, a powerful new doc on addiction, streams FREE online Nov. 16th-25th, 2014

Films

Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen takes a first-person approach to telling the stories of First Nations communities affected by alcoholism and other substance abuse. Watch this powerful, personal, and inspiring film now.

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Alanis Obomsawin and the Children’s Court Case

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A landmark court case that will greatly impact the future of First Nations children is taking place right now at the Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is in the heart of it. Find out more here!

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7 Days Only! Watch Alanis Obomsawin’s New Doc on Life in Attawapiskat for Free Online

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Delve into the world of Attawapiskat’s residents with Alanis Obomsawin’s latest documentary, The People of the Kattawapiskak River.

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We Were Children: 2 Residential School Survivors Share Story in Powerful New Film

Films

The following is a guest post from Lisa Meeches, executive producer of We Were Children. The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) in October 2012, and aired on APTN on March 19, 2013. You can purchase or rent a digital copy of We Were Children from our website. ***

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Alanis Obomsawin Box Set Giveaway

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In honour of Alanis Obomsawin’s Outstanding Achievement Award Retrospective at the 2009 Hot Docs festival tonight, we’re giving away two box sets of her seminal work on the Oka Crisis in Quebec. Alanis Obomsawin – The Collection: 270 Years of Resistance includes 3 DVDs with 4 digitally-remastered films made between 1993 and 2000: Kanehsatake: 270

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