NSI IndigiDocs short From Up North, from director Trudy Stewart and producer Janine Windolph, screens at a free event presented by The Decolonizing Lens at Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque on December 11 at 7 p.m.
From Up North is a personal, poetic short documentary directed by Trudy based on her experience working for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Noel Starblanket shares his experiences of attending the Lebret Indian Residential School. While listening to Noel’s stories, Trudy reflects on her time listening to survivors stories and her connection to the Indian Residential School legacy.
The film screens alongside three other documentaries: Remembering the Forgotten Children, Holy Angels and In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School.
The screenings are followed by a panel discussion including From Up North elder and storyteller Noel Starblanket.
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NSI IndigiDocs is a development launch pad for producer/director teams looking to produce a short documentary.
NSI IndigiDocs 2016-18 is funded by Program Partners APTN, Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors the Directors Guild of Canada, Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Breakthrough Entertainment and the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partners National Film Board and the Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media.
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