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Dennis Allen

Dennis Allen

Inupiat/Gwich’in filmmaker and storyteller Dennis Allen premiered his first film, Someplace Better, at the 2001 Sundance Festival, and later won imagineNATIVE’s Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award for CBQM, his big-hearted tribute to a radio station known as the “moccasin telegraph,” located in the Gwich’in community of Fort McPherson. Crazywater, in which he explores historical, colonial and intergenerational factors behind Indigenous substance abuse, received an Honourable Mention at Vancouver’s DOXA Festival. Allen was co-creator of Cashing In, an episodic TV series set within the world of an Indigenous-run casino.