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Clint Alberta

Clint Alberta—also known as Clint Morrill, Clint Tourangeau, Clint Star and Clint Karatechamp—was a writer/filmmaker of Dené/European ancestry whose work stood out for its mercurial trickster quality. He made his first film, Lost Songs (1999), at Studio One, an NFB unit dedicated to Indigenous filmmaking, and played himself in Deep Inside Clint Star (2000), an unclassifiable feature on sexual identity that astonished audiences at Sundance. He returned to Sundance with Miss 501: A Portrait of Luck (2002), co-directed with Jules Montgomery. He died at the age of 32 in 2002. Bird Runningwater, director of the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Film Program, remembered him as “one of the most profound people to come to Native cinema in a long time.”