World premiere of NSI IndigiDocs 2022 films on APTN

Kokum, with love.

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Still image from Kim Stadfeld’s Kokum, with love.

Three documentaries produced through the National Screen Institute’s IndigiDocs 2020-2022 training program will premiere on APTN on Wednesday, March 22.

NSI IndigiDocs supports emerging Indigenous creators as they develop a short documentary idea into a 10-minute finished film. With APTN’s continued partnership, the program has been able to amplify and uplift the voices of Indigenous storytellers for 10 years. In honour of this year’s films, APTN will broadcast a special showcase on their network across Canada.

Two of the documentaries debuted at film festivals over the past year – Kokum, with love. from Kim Stadfeld screened at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Available Light Film Festival and received the Manitoba Short Film Audience Choice Award at the Gimli International Film Festival. It also premiered internationally at Native Women in Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Brandon Wilson’s Spirit of a Nation: The Places We Belong premiered at Northwest Fest in Edmonton, Calgary Justice Film Festival and Okotoks International Film Festival.

The documentaries will air in a one-hour special on Wednesday, March 22 at 9 p.m. CT. Check your local listings to find out how you can watch.


Winnipeg’s North End: A Food Desert, Marsha Knight (Manitoba)

Kokum, with love., Kim Stadfeld (Ontario)

Spirit of a Nation: The Places We Belong, Brandon Wilson (Alberta)

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NSI IndigiDocs 2020-22 is funded by Program Partners APTNManitoba 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 CanadaSuper ChannelA&E Networks; Provincial / Territorial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music, Ontario CreatesNorthwest Territories Film CommissionCreative SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA)Yukon Media Development and the Alberta Government; Industry Partner the National Film Board of CanadaEntertainment Partners; Industry Supporters imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts FestivalHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; and Service Sponsors Line 21 MediaiSplice Films. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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