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Storytellers In Motion

Thirza Cuthand

Thirza Cuthand, a Cree filmmaker and artist from Saskatchewan, has made over 10 videos since she was sixteen years old, dealing with issues as far-ranging as sexual stereotypes, ageism, queer identity, race, and mass-mediated representations of the family from what she terms a "wry young half-breed dyke" perspective. Thirza is currently at work with a documentary about her mixed heritage with photography in Saskatchewan and Scotland. She credits her mother for her political acumen. They used to watch...
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  • program length: 24 minutes
  • episode #306

Friday, September 27 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?