Cree Code Talker, the short documentary developed through NSI Aboriginal Documentary by Alexandra Lazarowich and Cowboy Smithx, has a double header Wednesday November 9: Indigenous Filmmaking in Alberta at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the American Indian Film Institute Festival.
Using archival footage, Cree Code Talker depicts the true story of Albertan Charles “Checker” Tomkins and how the Cree language was used by code talkers to transmit crucial military communications for the US Air Force during WWII.
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NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2016 is supported by Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Bootcamp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, Breakthrough Entertainment, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative Saskatchewan; Industry Partners National Film Board of Canada, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.
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