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As I Am

As I Am

| 4 min

This short experimental documentary challenges stereotypes about Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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.

  • 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
  • line producer
    Aisling Chin-Yee
    Marie-France Côté
  • on location contact
    Angie Pepper Obomsawin
  • 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
  • production intern
    Shiraz Janjua
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Philippe Raymond
  • production coordinator
    Camila Blos
    Christine Williams
    Stefanie Brantner
  • program administrator
    Stephanie Brown
  • marketing
    Susan Nosov
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • social media manager
    Matthew Forsythe
    Matthieu Stréliski
  • translation
    Robert Paquin
  • technical supervisor
    Steve Hallé
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • digital editing supervisor
    Danielle Raymond
  • digital editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Martine Forget


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Ages 12 to 17

Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges

Before viewing, discuss "stereotyping", and how it can interfere with our treatment of one another. Discuss the various stereotypes that exist today about Indigenous peoples in Canada. Reflect on the various reasons such negative impressions continue to exist. What message does the filmmaker want us to understand? Is the film successful in its purpose? In what ways do you want to be represented?

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