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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?

  • Mr. Tapwe with Doug Cuthand
    Sunday, July 22
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Storytelling has many faces in our cultures, and in the life of Doug Cuthand we see diversity through his particular style of telling stories. That is why Cree Elders call him Mr. Tapwe. Doug Cuthand is dedicated to telling the truth regarding Aboriginal issues in Canada. He is a producer, writer, director and journalist with over 20 years of experience. Cuthand has had great success in documentaries and drama within the industry, earning awards and accolades while garnering respect from his peers. He also published a book compiling over 600 columns tackling some very tough issues while remaining true to the idiom of his moniker, Mr. Tapwe.
  • Monday, July 23
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Town Crier: Jim Compton
    Friday, July 27
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal reporters in Canadian news can be counted with half of one hand. Meet one of the first Aboriginal television reporters for the CBC and the guy who set-up the APTN programming unit. As an independent Ojibwa filmmaker, Compton has found a way to make films with an indigenous voice while maintaining a voice in the mainstream television industry. But it wasn't easy having to walk in two worlds. Compton joined the Aboriginal People's Television Network, APTN, as the first Program Director in 1999. He talks about the importance of the aboriginal voice within mainstream television and the impact that APTN has had on mainstream audiences.
  • Starting Out: Lisa Jackson
    Saturday, July 28
    1:00 am 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.
  • Finding My Talk - with Paul Rickard
    Sunday, July 29
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    When the APTN began in 1999, Indigenous language retention emerged a major priority. Paul M. Rickard is a filmmaker proving, through his films, that Indigenous languages are here to stay. The Aboriginal language is said to be diminishing but Paul M. Rickard is creating films and working with communities to challenge conventional wisdom. He encourages the language to continue by providing workshops in his community of Moose Jaw, Ontario, for the youth, as well as directing and co-producing 'Finding My Talk: A Journey into Aboriginal Language. We join Rickard on his quest to find his talk.
  • Starting Out: Lisa Jackson
    Monday, July 30
    1:00 am 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.
  • Friday, August 3
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Starting Out: Lisa Jackson
    Saturday, August 4
    1:00 am 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.
  • Town Crier: Jim Compton
    Sunday, August 5
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal reporters in Canadian news can be counted with half of one hand. Meet one of the first Aboriginal television reporters for the CBC and the guy who set-up the APTN programming unit. As an independent Ojibwa filmmaker, Compton has found a way to make films with an indigenous voice while maintaining a voice in the mainstream television industry. But it wasn't easy having to walk in two worlds. Compton joined the Aboriginal People's Television Network, APTN, as the first Program Director in 1999. He talks about the importance of the aboriginal voice within mainstream television and the impact that APTN has had on mainstream audiences.
  • Starting Out: Lisa Jackson
    Monday, August 6
    1:00 am 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.
  • The Maori Voice Part 2
    Friday, August 10
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Maori voice, like the First Nation voice of Canada is on the rise to recognition in the cinema and television industry. We are calling the new genre "the Indigenous voice". Wherever we go, no matter what cultures we visit indigenous people always seem to find a common thread in our societies. The similarities between Canada and New Zealand, however, are hard to ignore. European colonial governments who claimed to have founded new worlds invaded each of the countries. In each case there was an Aboriginal population who possessed inherent rights to land and resources. In each case army, cannons, guns and disease overtook the Indigenous authority. Each country eventually came under British rule. But the indigenous cultures never died. Over the last century we have seen the Indigenous voice crawl out of silence. The first awakening happened in politics, then in education and finally in the arts. When our storytellers turned to literature, a postcolonial world began to take shape and British post colonial mentality would emerge. Like the First Nations of Canada, the Maori's are looking to have their Indigenous voice seen and heard in film and television. They want to be recognized as a separate voice with separate ideas and different ways of telling stories from that of the mainstream. Barry Barclay, Merata Mita, Tainui Stephens and Don Selwyn have made a mark on the industry and have paved the way for following generations within the Maori film and television industry. We look at their lives and works and how they have played an important role in the world of Indigenous cinema and what they have overcome to get there. We also examine the works of Carey Carter, Vanessa Rare and Ainsley Gardiner who are on the frontlines of today's emerging artistic community. They are what Barry Barclay defines as the emerging 'Fourth Cinema', a concept that fuels some controversy among the hangers on of a colonial mentality. Yet "Fourth Cinema", loosely defined as the creative outlet for the fourth world (indigenous world) , is finding acceptance in the Academy in places like Leeds University in England and at Auckland University in New Zealand where you can study Fourth Cinema as a course or specialize for a Masters. This two part special will introduce you to filmmakers who, without the New Zealand accent, might well be perceived as cousins from another Canadian province. Their stories are similar if not the same as ours. Their approach is parallel to ours. The inspiration is from the land and the seas that surround us. We are Storytellers in Motion telling stories from our side and for our audiences. The benefit to larger society is that the stories are authentic, genuine and real. They are indigenous, even when they are in the English language.
  • Saturday, August 11
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, August 12
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Monday, August 13
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Out of the Shadows: Christine Welsh
    Friday, August 17
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Our first profile is of a storyteller who lives on the west coast. Christine Welsh provides recognition for outstanding Aboriginal women who are champions of a community cause. Women within Aboriginal communities are the keepers of our traditions. Christine Welsh looks into the lives of Aboriginal women and examines the tears and triumphs in their daily lives. She has written and directed documentaries that explore her own M?tis heritage as well as the trials and tribulations of women warriors. Her latest documentary deals with the missing women of East Vancouver, a hard hitting and gritty story that is handled with grace and clarity.
  • Saturday, August 18
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • The Maori Voice Part 2
    Sunday, August 19
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Maori voice, like the First Nation voice of Canada is on the rise to recognition in the cinema and television industry. We are calling the new genre "the Indigenous voice". Wherever we go, no matter what cultures we visit indigenous people always seem to find a common thread in our societies. The similarities between Canada and New Zealand, however, are hard to ignore. European colonial governments who claimed to have founded new worlds invaded each of the countries. In each case there was an Aboriginal population who possessed inherent rights to land and resources. In each case army, cannons, guns and disease overtook the Indigenous authority. Each country eventually came under British rule. But the indigenous cultures never died. Over the last century we have seen the Indigenous voice crawl out of silence. The first awakening happened in politics, then in education and finally in the arts. When our storytellers turned to literature, a postcolonial world began to take shape and British post colonial mentality would emerge. Like the First Nations of Canada, the Maori's are looking to have their Indigenous voice seen and heard in film and television. They want to be recognized as a separate voice with separate ideas and different ways of telling stories from that of the mainstream. Barry Barclay, Merata Mita, Tainui Stephens and Don Selwyn have made a mark on the industry and have paved the way for following generations within the Maori film and television industry. We look at their lives and works and how they have played an important role in the world of Indigenous cinema and what they have overcome to get there. We also examine the works of Carey Carter, Vanessa Rare and Ainsley Gardiner who are on the frontlines of today's emerging artistic community. They are what Barry Barclay defines as the emerging 'Fourth Cinema', a concept that fuels some controversy among the hangers on of a colonial mentality. Yet "Fourth Cinema", loosely defined as the creative outlet for the fourth world (indigenous world) , is finding acceptance in the Academy in places like Leeds University in England and at Auckland University in New Zealand where you can study Fourth Cinema as a course or specialize for a Masters. This two part special will introduce you to filmmakers who, without the New Zealand accent, might well be perceived as cousins from another Canadian province. Their stories are similar if not the same as ours. Their approach is parallel to ours. The inspiration is from the land and the seas that surround us. We are Storytellers in Motion telling stories from our side and for our audiences. The benefit to larger society is that the stories are authentic, genuine and real. They are indigenous, even when they are in the English language.
  • Monday, August 20
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Hunkpapa Woman: Dana Claxton
    Friday, August 24
    4:00 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, August 25
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Out of the Shadows: Christine Welsh
    Sunday, August 26
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Our first profile is of a storyteller who lives on the west coast. Christine Welsh provides recognition for outstanding Aboriginal women who are champions of a community cause. Women within Aboriginal communities are the keepers of our traditions. Christine Welsh looks into the lives of Aboriginal women and examines the tears and triumphs in their daily lives. She has written and directed documentaries that explore her own M?tis heritage as well as the trials and tribulations of women warriors. Her latest documentary deals with the missing women of East Vancouver, a hard hitting and gritty story that is handled with grace and clarity.
  • Monday, August 27
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • The Syilx Voice: Tracey Jack
    Friday, August 31
    4:00 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 1
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • 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.
  • Monday, September 3
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Friday, September 7
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Saturday, September 8
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • 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.
  • Monday, September 10
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Friday, September 14
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Saturday, September 15
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, September 16
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Monday, September 17
    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.
  • Saturday, September 22
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, September 23
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Monday, September 24
    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.
  • Saturday, September 29
    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.
  • Monday, October 1
    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.
  • Saturday, October 6
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.

 

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  • Saturday, July 21
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Finding My Talk - with Paul Rickard
    Friday, July 20
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    When the APTN began in 1999, Indigenous language retention emerged a major priority. Paul M. Rickard is a filmmaker proving, through his films, that Indigenous languages are here to stay. The Aboriginal language is said to be diminishing but Paul M. Rickard is creating films and working with communities to challenge conventional wisdom. He encourages the language to continue by providing workshops in his community of Moose Jaw, Ontario, for the youth, as well as directing and co-producing 'Finding My Talk: A Journey into Aboriginal Language. We join Rickard on his quest to find his talk.
  • The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers
    Monday, July 16
    1:00 am 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.
  • Tantoo Cardinal
    Sunday, July 15
    2:00 pm 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.
  • The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers
    Saturday, July 14
    1:00 am 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.
  • Mr. Tapwe with Doug Cuthand
    Friday, July 13
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Storytelling has many faces in our cultures, and in the life of Doug Cuthand we see diversity through his particular style of telling stories. That is why Cree Elders call him Mr. Tapwe. Doug Cuthand is dedicated to telling the truth regarding Aboriginal issues in Canada. He is a producer, writer, director and journalist with over 20 years of experience. Cuthand has had great success in documentaries and drama within the industry, earning awards and accolades while garnering respect from his peers. He also published a book compiling over 600 columns tackling some very tough issues while remaining true to the idiom of his moniker, Mr. Tapwe.
  • Monday, July 9
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Gil Cardinal
    Sunday, July 8
    2:00 pm 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.
  • Saturday, July 7
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Tantoo Cardinal
    Friday, July 6
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Monday, July 2
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Our First Lady of Cinema with Alanis Obomsawin
    Sunday, July 1
    2:00 pm 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.
  • Saturday, June 30
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Gil Cardinal
    Friday, June 29
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Monday, June 25
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, June 24
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Saturday, June 23
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Our First Lady of Cinema with Alanis Obomsawin
    Friday, June 22
    4:00 pm 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.
  • Monday, June 18
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sunday, June 17
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Saturday, June 16
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Friday, June 15
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Monday, June 11
    1:00 am 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.
  • Sunday, June 10
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Saturday, June 9
    1:00 am 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.
  • Friday, June 8
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Monday, June 4
    1:00 am 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.
  • Sunday, June 3
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Saturday, June 2
    1:00 am 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.
  • Friday, June 1
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.