Utrecht, Holland, November 12, 2017. Food is piled high on the table of a local bar. Sitting around it, a group of Montrealers pinch themselves, wondering if they’ve really just watched a musical performance by 85-year-old Alanis Obomsawin.
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Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance celebrates the 25th anniversary of its release in 2018. While the documentary enjoyed enormous success, its launch was not without problems.
“Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous,” says Thomas King. King knows a thing or two about storytelling and its cultural clout. Born to a Cherokee father and Greek/German...
One year ago, we launched our Indigenous Action Plan with the goal of responding to the TRC's work and recommendation. We figure it's time for an update on our progress.
While distinct from each other in style and subject, the five new features that the NFB is sending to Hot Docs this year share a common ethical approach to documentary...
Alanis Obomsawin has made 50 films in a 50-year career with the National Film Board of Canada. It makes it hard to narrow it down to just 5.
Documentarian Courtney Montour seeks material on Mary Two-Axe Earley and her historic fight on behalf of Indigenous women.
ImagineNATIVE 2017 kicks off today in Toronto, and we’re thrilled to have 13 projects at the festival this year.
Words have always been precious to Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin who routinely begins production on a film by simply listening, recording quiet conversations with her main subjects. Much of this original audio later occupies a central place on her final soundtrack.
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve got the idea while working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Cree/Métis filmmaker had been hired by the Commission to record testimony from adult survivors of Canada’s residential schools system and among those who came forward to tell their stories was Lena Wandering Spirit.
The feature film Cold Journey (1975) started out with the best of intentions but failed to find its audience in commercial cinemas. It scored much better in community screenings throughout the country. This is its complicated story.
Documentary is Canada’s national art form because the history of our cinema — and, in important ways, the history of our country — has been written in documentary. If you...