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Storytellers In Motion

We have selected our subjects from a diverse range of filmmakers, writers, directors and performing artists who are pioneers of Indigenous cinema and television. Many of the artists featured in the series have focused at least part of their lives on the Aboriginal narrative and in the process are creating an impact on world screen culture. The Storytellers are from all parts of Canada and New Zealand. THEY ANSWER THE QUESTION: IS THERE AN INDIGENOUS VOICE IN MAINSTREAM CINEMA?

  • Friday, October 19
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Saturday, October 20
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Sunday, October 21
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Monday, October 22
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Friday, October 26
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Saturday, October 27
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Sunday, October 28
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Monday, October 29
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Friday, November 2
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Saturday, November 3
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Sunday, November 4
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Monday, November 5
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers
    Friday, November 9
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Brenda Chambers is a Tlingit from the Yukon, the granddaughter of a hereditary chief. Her father and an aunt were outfitters, and Brenda was shaped by influences of family life. She studied at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and work with Northern Native Broadcasting, helping to create TV Northern Canada in 1992. In 1997, the CRTC invited TVNC to apply for a network license; and in 1999, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, APTN, was born. When APTN needed more programming relevant to people in the south, she moved to Kelowna. Today, Brenda Chambers channels her entrepreneurial skills in her company, Brenco Media, operating from Kelowna and running a production office in Vancouver. Her celebratory approach to storytelling includes a series that profiles successful businesses in the Aboriginal community, Venturing Forth, and Tears and Triumphs, a series profiling Aboriginal athletes.
  • Saturday, November 10
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Sunday, November 11
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Monday, November 12
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Friday, November 16
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Our First Lady of Cinema with Alanis Obomsawin
    Saturday, November 17
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Nary a filmmaker makes a claim to a career without recognizing the impact of our first lady of cinema. Alanis Obomsawin is a storyteller recognized as a leading voice for the Aboriginal people of Canada and will cross boundaries to tell our stories. Alanis Obomsawin's career in filmmaking spans some forty years with over 30 films to her credit. She is a member of the Abenaki Nation and is one of Canada's most distinguished and honored documentary filmmakers recognized around the world. Her film, Kanesatake 270 Years of Resistance stands out as one of the most important documentaries in a century of filmmaking. At "just past 80" she is still going strong with her latest project, Trick or Treaty, making its rounds in the festival circuit. We join her for a rare and intimate discussion in her home in Montreal.
  • The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers
    Sunday, November 18
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Brenda Chambers is a Tlingit from the Yukon, the granddaughter of a hereditary chief. Her father and an aunt were outfitters, and Brenda was shaped by influences of family life. She studied at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and work with Northern Native Broadcasting, helping to create TV Northern Canada in 1992. In 1997, the CRTC invited TVNC to apply for a network license; and in 1999, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, APTN, was born. When APTN needed more programming relevant to people in the south, she moved to Kelowna. Today, Brenda Chambers channels her entrepreneurial skills in her company, Brenco Media, operating from Kelowna and running a production office in Vancouver. Her celebratory approach to storytelling includes a series that profiles successful businesses in the Aboriginal community, Venturing Forth, and Tears and Triumphs, a series profiling Aboriginal athletes.
  • Our First Lady of Cinema with Alanis Obomsawin
    Monday, November 19
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Nary a filmmaker makes a claim to a career without recognizing the impact of our first lady of cinema. Alanis Obomsawin is a storyteller recognized as a leading voice for the Aboriginal people of Canada and will cross boundaries to tell our stories. Alanis Obomsawin's career in filmmaking spans some forty years with over 30 films to her credit. She is a member of the Abenaki Nation and is one of Canada's most distinguished and honored documentary filmmakers recognized around the world. Her film, Kanesatake 270 Years of Resistance stands out as one of the most important documentaries in a century of filmmaking. At "just past 80" she is still going strong with her latest project, Trick or Treaty, making its rounds in the festival circuit. We join her for a rare and intimate discussion in her home in Montreal.
  • Starting Out: Lisa Jackson
    Friday, November 23
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Lisa Jackson is part of a new wave of indigenous filmmakers determined to make a difference. She reflects on her inner city childhood in Toronto and her relationship with her mother, a victim of the residential school experience. Following her mother's death, Lisa was inspired to explore that relationship in an eight-minute film, Suckerfish. Following that work, an established Vancouver production company brought her in to direct Reservation Soldiers, a one-hour television documentary that examines the relationship between the Canadian military and Aboriginal youth. Between clips of both films and her response to audience discussion at screenings of Reservation Soldiers, Jackson shares her ideas about indigenous cinema. She acknowledges there are unifying threads of finding and exploring identity and a strong sense of community among indigenous storytellers. She also believes that art has no boundaries and thinks young indigenous artists should extend the boundaries of their storytelling and pursue artistic freedom.
  • Gil Cardinal
    Saturday, November 24
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    The National Film Board of Canada was founded on the principal of using film as a tool for social change. Gil Cardinal has embraced the NFB idiom by writing and directing compelling stories that have a strong impact on Canadian society. Audiences have enjoyed Cardinal's work with such personal stories as Foster Child and David with FAS, both films, made nearly twenty years ago, are still used by communities and schools to come to terms with adoption and substance abuse. But his most recent work, Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole, has had a direct impact on our relationship with Europeans. Cardinal also writes and directs drama with a 3 hour TV special on Cree legend, Big Bear. In 2006 he directed ?Indian Summer: The Oka crisis,' also broadcast on the CBC as a two-part special.
  • Sunday, November 25
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Gil Cardinal
    Monday, November 26
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    The National Film Board of Canada was founded on the principal of using film as a tool for social change. Gil Cardinal has embraced the NFB idiom by writing and directing compelling stories that have a strong impact on Canadian society. Audiences have enjoyed Cardinal's work with such personal stories as Foster Child and David with FAS, both films, made nearly twenty years ago, are still used by communities and schools to come to terms with adoption and substance abuse. But his most recent work, Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole, has had a direct impact on our relationship with Europeans. Cardinal also writes and directs drama with a 3 hour TV special on Cree legend, Big Bear. In 2006 he directed ?Indian Summer: The Oka crisis,' also broadcast on the CBC as a two-part special.
  • Starting Out: Lisa Jackson
    Friday, November 30
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Lisa Jackson is part of a new wave of indigenous filmmakers determined to make a difference. She reflects on her inner city childhood in Toronto and her relationship with her mother, a victim of the residential school experience. Following her mother's death, Lisa was inspired to explore that relationship in an eight-minute film, Suckerfish. Following that work, an established Vancouver production company brought her in to direct Reservation Soldiers, a one-hour television documentary that examines the relationship between the Canadian military and Aboriginal youth. Between clips of both films and her response to audience discussion at screenings of Reservation Soldiers, Jackson shares her ideas about indigenous cinema. She acknowledges there are unifying threads of finding and exploring identity and a strong sense of community among indigenous storytellers. She also believes that art has no boundaries and thinks young indigenous artists should extend the boundaries of their storytelling and pursue artistic freedom.
  • Tantoo Cardinal
    Saturday, December 1
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    When white women and white men were still portraying Indians in westerns, there was a young Cree girl waiting in the wings to make things right. But is was no cakewalk getting there for Tantoo Cardinal, arguably the most recognizable Indian face on the silver screen. To be a female and Aboriginal in the male dominated industry of acting, Tantoo Cardinal has had to overcome the preconceived notions that others may have of Aboriginal people. She is one of Canada's great actresses who are been seen in over 50 films, including the American movies, Gunsmoke and Dances With Wolves. Through her success as an actress, she has stayed true to her beliefs and through her words we will explore how she has watched the Canadian film industry grow and how people's perceptions of the native image have grown with it, if at all.

 

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  • Monday, October 15
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Sunday, October 14
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This photographer lives by the desire to improve everything around him. Known for his business savvy this newspaper photographer turned a small newspaper into a regional media empire. Yet he has continued his photography capturing the spirit of his subjects.
  • Saturday, October 13
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Friday, October 12
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Monday, October 8
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Sunday, October 7
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A filmmaker is propelled into filmmaking by a desire to give a voice to a woman wrongly killed. Catherine Martin built an impressive record of compelling stories about the arts, the politics and the triumphs of first nations living in Atlantic Canada.
  • Saturday, October 6
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Friday, October 5
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This photographer lives by the desire to improve everything around him. Known for his business savvy this newspaper photographer turned a small newspaper into a regional media empire. Yet he has continued his photography capturing the spirit of his subjects.
  • Monday, October 1
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, September 30
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Combining adroit storytelling with a legal background, this reporter tells it like no other. In this intimate and frank discussion Duncan McCue opens up about the trials and tribulations of a CBC National reporter.
  • Saturday, September 29
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Friday, September 28
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A filmmaker is propelled into filmmaking by a desire to give a voice to a woman wrongly killed. Catherine Martin built an impressive record of compelling stories about the arts, the politics and the triumphs of first nations living in Atlantic Canada.
  • Monday, September 24
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, September 23
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Saturday, September 22
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Friday, September 21
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Combining adroit storytelling with a legal background, this reporter tells it like no other. In this intimate and frank discussion Duncan McCue opens up about the trials and tribulations of a CBC National reporter.
  • Monday, September 17
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, September 16
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Saturday, September 15
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Friday, September 14
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Monday, September 10
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack
    Sunday, September 9
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Many people who enter the world of television storytelling try their best to get their stories on mainstream television. But there is one storyteller who is nourished by a community approach. Tracey Jack has a strong connection to her community and tells their stories with sensitivity and without compromising the integrity of her people. Although she has stayed primarily in the Okanogan her storytelling goes far beyond the valley and reaches across our storytelling spectrum. She tackles such tough stories as spousal abuse, community murders as well as the historical affects of residential school. She is a storyteller ensuring that the Syilx voice is loud and clear.
  • Saturday, September 8
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Friday, September 7
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
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  • Monday, September 3
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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  • Hunkpapa Woman: Dana Claxton
    Sunday, September 2
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In the diverse world of storytelling there are sometimes a few who buck the conventional trends. Dana Claxton is one such storyteller. Her highly diverse career includes documentaries, TV story segments and corporate videos; yet in the eyes of international art critics, Claxton's best work is in the area of experimental film and video art. In recognition of her contributions to contemporary art in Vancouver, she received the prestigious VIVA award from the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation. Dana Claxton is of mixed heritage and Lakota Sioux descent. Although she lives and works in Vancouver, she grew up in Saskatchewan. She is committed to cross-cultural dialogue that enhances interactions between indigenous people and others and that fosters understanding and respect.
  • Saturday, September 1
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
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