Storytellers In Motion

Gil Cardinal

The National Film Board of Canada was founded on the principal of using film as a tool for social change. Gil Cardinal has embraced the NFB idiom by writing and directing compelling stories that have a strong impact on Canadian society. Audiences have enjoyed Cardinal's work with such personal stories as Foster Child and David with FAS, both films, made nearly twenty years ago, are still used by communities and schools to come to terms with adoption and substance abuse. But his most recent work,...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #102

Monday, March 12 at 1:00 am 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?