When the Children Left (pictured above) – produced by Ryan Cooper, 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.
As the Smoke Rises – produced by Jennifer Ille, directed by Sharon Heigl
A Native Elder explains the energy and tremendous healing power of smudging sage handed down by the ancients thousands of years ago.
êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines – 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.
Ahkâmêyimo nitânis (Keep Going My Daughter) – produced by Chris Ross, directed by Candy Fox
A poetic and hopeful film about two young parents, Colby Tootoosis and Andrea Landry, and their dreams for their daughter’s future narrated through the journals they wrote to her before she was born.
Lost Moccasin – produced by Darcy Waite, directed by Roger Boyer
Bradford Bilodeau, a Sixties Scoop survivor, was taken from his family in Valley River First Nation and put up for adoption at an early age. Bradford did not learn he was an adoptee until later in his life. The film follows Bradford as he travels back to his home community, where he meets with his Uncle Bobbie to find out more about his mother and his past.
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NSI IndigiDocs 2020-22 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 and A&E Networks; Provincial/Territorial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music; Ontario Creates, Northwest Territories Film Commission, Creative Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association, the Government of Alberta and Yukon Media Development; 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.
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