Storytellers In Motion

Tantoo Cardinal

When white women and white men were still portraying Indians in westerns, there was a young Cree girl waiting in the wings to make things right. But is was no cakewalk getting there for Tantoo Cardinal, arguably the most recognizable Indian face on the silver screen. To be a female and Aboriginal in the male dominated industry of acting, Tantoo Cardinal has had to overcome the preconceived notions that others may have of Aboriginal people. She is one of Canada's great actresses who are been seen...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #103

Monday, March 19 at 1:00 am on 12.2

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  • Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 am on 12.2
  • Friday, March 23 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?