As the Smoke Rises (left) and Keep Going My Daughter (right)
Check your local listings to catch these fantastic upcoming films:
Saturday January 16, 10:30 – 11 p.m. ET
Path Without End (2019) – produced by Christine Friday, directed by Cara Mumford
- A dance documentary about Christine Friday and her family, their resilience through residential school, and Christine’s journey to reclaim her family’s power through dance.
When the Children Left (2019) – produced by Ryan Wilson, directed by Charlene Moore
- To honour the memory of her sister and her untimely passing in 1989, Angeline McLeod highlights the barriers her community faces around education. The film delivers a scathing indictment on systemic and urgent issues brought on by these social injustices through the use of home videos and childhood memories.
Saturday January 23, 10:30 – 11 p.m. ET
êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines (2020) – produced by Alex Fisher-Bailey, directed by Theola Ross
- A Cree filmmaker and her white partner document their pregnancy and journey to parenthood. From the search for an Indigenous donor and midwife to their concerns about raising a child as an interracial queer couple, the joy of having a child together gives them the courage to overcome any obstacle.
My Mother My Rock (2020) – produced and directed by Kelly Roulette
- A daughter’s final promise to her dying mother comes true but the outcome is surprising and otherworldly.
Saturday January 30, 10:30 p.m. ET
Don’t Panic We Still Have Bannock (2020) – produced by Troy Watts, directed by Chantell Shaw
- An exploration of the relationship Indigenous people have with the popular food, bannock – and a journey back in time to discover recipes from before contact with Europeans.
The month began with Keep Going My Daughter (produced by Chris Ross, directed by Candy Fox) and As the Smoke Rises (produced by Jennifer Ille, directed by Sharon Heigl).
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NSI IndigiDocs 2020 is funded by Program Partners APTN, Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada (DGC); Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Strategic Sponsor documentary Channel; Supporting Sponsors Telefilm Canada, Super Channel, CBC Gem, Corus Entertainment and A&E Networks; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund, Creative Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association and Northwest Territories Film Commission; Industry Partner the National Film Board of Canada; Industry Supporters imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Service Sponsors Line 21 Media and iSplice Films. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.