As I Am

As I Am

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This short experimental documentary challenges stereotypes about Aboriginal people in the workplace. Featuring portraits set to a powerful poem by Mohawk writer Janet Marie Rogers, the film urges viewers to go beyond their preconceived notions. As I Am is a celebration of Aboriginal people’s pride in their work and culture.

This film is part of the Work For All series, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, with the participation of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

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  • director
    Nadia Myre
  • writer
    Janet Marie Rogers
  • editor
    Brian Gardiner
  • photographer
    Liam Maloney
  • voice
    Kaniehtiio Horn
    Michael Sky
    Donna Jacobs
    Lance Delisle
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din
  • voice recording
    Luc Léger
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • sound design
    Kyle Stanfield
    Don Ayer
  • mix
    Luc Léger
  • participation
    Sandra Beauvais
    Clayton Bomberry
    Emily Brascoupé
    Mary Jane Brascoupé
    Claudette Commanda
    Lance Delisle
    Mike Delisle
    Theresa Delisle
    Allison Diabo
    Chad-Ryan Diabo
    Dylan Diabo
    Gregory Diabo
    Jody Diabo
    Lynn Diabo
    Oronhiateken Diabo
    Rheana Diabo
    Tyler Diabo
    Mitchell Gilbert
    Vivian Grey
    Linda Grussani
    Shelly Hemlock
    Greg Hill
    Candice Hopkins
    Abigail Jacobs
    Donna Jacobs
    Douglas Lahache
    Hunter Lahache
    Thomas Lahache
    Linda Fay Lawrence
    Michaelee Lazore
    Carlene Leclaire
    Raymond Lepine
    Jim Logan
    Denis Martin
    Lee-Ann Martin
    John Mayo
    Spencer McComber
    William McComber
    Sam McKeogh
    Kenneth Montour
    Sheena Montour
    Thahawitha Montour
    Nadia Myre
    Chad Norton
    Angie Pepper Obomsawin
    Janice Phillips
    Jeffrey Phillips
    Mark Phillips
    Louise Profeit-Leblanc
    Clifford Rice
    John Rice
    Rebecca Robertson
    Kristofer Stacey
    Mark Standup
    Christine Stevens
    Wendy Walker
    Daina Warren
    Doug White
    Kyle Zachary
    Travis Zachary
    Ursula Zoe-Casaway

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  • Stephen--Roy

    The one thing I learned from this video is that at times it's very difficult to tell when a person might be native. Most of the time stereotyping occurs when external factors of a person trigger our natural human responses to think that ` this person is different`. Eventually we`ll get passed this phase when different cultures mix more, and we`ll automatically respond to people who look differently in the same way as ourselves.

    Stephen--Roy, 3 Feb 2011
  • Brandon

    We should not differentiate people from where they come from or their accent or even hair colour. We need to make sure everyone is on equal ground.

    Brandon, 3 Feb 2011
  • Jessika

    Aboriginal people should not be treated differently in the workplace or anywhere else for that matter. Poeple are people, and should be treated equally not matter what race they are.

    Jessika, 3 Feb 2011
  • Gabe

    People tend to base who or what people are on what they look like. Instead of finding out where they are from and who they are, we simply assume things about people based on how they appear. It's sad that we have allowed society to make us this way. We need to see this problem in order to stop it and rid society of those who are ignorant.

    Gabe, 3 Feb 2011