On October 28, the following four short documentaries from the inaugural year of the NSI Aboriginal Documentary course will premiere as a one-hour special on APTN at 8 p.m. CST* as part of Reel Insights.
Director: Cameron Courchene | Producer: Crystal Greene
A brief history of the drums of the First Nations people and their significance.
An Ecstatic Professional
Director: Rhayne Vermette | Producer: Damien Ferland
A profile of Winnipeg actor Rob Vilar, only the most criminally unknown character actor who has walked the planet earth.
Alice & Kevin
Director: Sam Vint | Producer: Christopher Read
A portrait of St. Theresa Point First Nation resident Alice Taylor and her adult son Kevin, who has cerebral palsy.
Finding Sergeant Partridge
Director: Neil Bignell, Gabriel Constant | Producer: Gabriel Constant
The story of a granddaughter in England who embarks on a search for her grandfather’s roots and finds much more.
*Check your local listings.
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The 2012-14 year of NSI Aboriginal Documentary was made possible by Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport & Consumer Protection; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; MTS Stories From Home; Strategic Sponsor The Winnipeg Foundation; Bootcamp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal; Supporting Sponsors Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and The City of Winnipeg; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media Services.