The Hats We Wear podcast: Nadine Arpin reflects on emotions through storytelling

Nadine Arpin

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

This week’s episode of The Hats We Wear features filmmaker and NSI IndigiDocs grad Nadine Arpin.

The National Screen Institute’s new alumni podcast, The Hats We Wear, features artists and leaders from the film and television industries as they discuss their career highs and lows – and how life experiences have shaped their perspectives as people and storytellers.

Hosted by National Screen Institute communications intern Emily Palmer, this podcast not only covers topics like film and television but also family, injustices and the road to reaching one’s dreams

The Hats We Wear is released to coincide with the National Screen Institute’s annual fundraising campaign which showcases the stories of the alumni community. Episodes will be published weekly throughout November and December providing a glimpse into the lives of the storytellers supported by the work of the National Screen Institute.

The National Screen Institute is calling on you to make an ongoing donation in support of the storytelling community by committing to becoming a monthly donor for as little as $5 per month.

Your donation benefits the growing community of Canadian creators whose work demonstrates the power story has to change the world for the better.


Episode 7: Nadine Arpin

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions surrounding trauma and violence against Indigenous women.

Two-spirited, Red River Basin Métis filmmaker Nadine Arpin discusses the magic of animation, and how they use the medium to tell honest, vulnerable stories.

Wiiya’s current project, Eve Zaremba’s Dyke Detective, follows the origin story of the 1978 graphic novel character Helen Keremos, an Indigenous lesbian detective. Nadine reveals their personal connection to the character, as they describe their grief surrounding the loss of a friend – an Indigenous woman in Sioux Lookout whose death went unsolved.

Wiiya: Michef pronoun, they/them

Subscribe now for previous episodes from Ian BawaKaren LamDarcy WaiteJosh Epstein, Cheyenne Bruneau and Joy Loewen.

The Hats We Wear is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Amazon Music.

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