Storytellers In Motion

Our First Lady of Cinema with Alanis Obomsawin

Nary a filmmaker makes a claim to a career without recognizing the impact of our first lady of cinema. Alanis Obomsawin is a storyteller recognized as a leading voice for the Aboriginal people of Canada and will cross boundaries to tell our stories. Alanis Obomsawin's career in filmmaking spans some forty years with over 30 films to her credit. She is a member of the Abenaki Nation and is one of Canada's most distinguished and honored documentary filmmakers recognized around the world. Her film,...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #101

Friday, October 6 at 4:00 pm on 12.2

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We have selected our subjects from a diverse range of filmmakers, writers, directors and performing artists who are pioneers of Indigenous cinema and television. Many of the artists featured in the series have focused at least part of their lives on the Aboriginal narrative and in the process are creating an impact on world screen culture. The Storytellers are from all parts of Canada and New Zealand. THEY ANSWER THE QUESTION: IS THERE AN INDIGENOUS VOICE IN MAINSTREAM CINEMA?