First Stories - My Indian Name

First Stories - My Indian Name

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My Indian Name documents filmmaker Darryl Nepinak's journey as he receives his Indian name. This short film takes a look at how traditional culture continues to shape and influence our modern sense of self. Why does this important personal ceremony take place? What does it mean to get one's name? How do others, who have already received their names, now see themselves? How do others see them? Through intimate interviews with family, friends, and elders, Darryl considers these important questions and finds some revealing answers along the way.

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Credits
  • writer
    Darryl Nepinak
  • director
    Darryl Nepinak
  • cinematographer
    Claude Savard
    Sean Parenteau
  • sound recordist
    George Addis
    Marlin Greyeyes
  • picture editor
    Blair Scott
  • sound editor
    Anita Lubosch
  • original music
    Jesse Green
  • re-recording mixer
    Howard Rissin
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Michael Scott
    Derek Mazur

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