Films from NSI grads nominated for Manito Ahbee’s 2019 Indigenous Film Award

Erica Daniels and JJ Neepin / Link to  Manito Ahbee

Run As One: The Journey of the Front Runners from director Erica Daniels (CBC New Indigenous Voices, pictured left) and Headdress from director JJ Neepin (NSI IndigiDocs, pictured right) are nominated for the first ever Manito Ahbee Indigenous Film Award.

In Run As One: The Journey of the Front Runners, members of the 1967 Pan Am Games Indigenous torch-running team reunite 50 years later to share their memories and to discuss the injustice and disappointment they faced at the end of their journey.

In Headdress, filmmaker JJ Neepin recreates her great-grandfather’s portrait with the help of photographer Nadya Kwandibens, exploring the responsibility of wearing a headdress.

The Indigenous Film Award is presented at the Indigenous Music Awards ceremony, held May 17 at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg.

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