Dream Magic

This revealing portrait of NFB filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin was shown at a gala ceremony in 2008, where Obomsawin received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Her work has captured some of the most startling events in Canadian history, including the armed standoff between the Canadian Army and Mohawk warriors in 1993. Her films cross a spectrum of social issues, but they are always human. Obomsawin explains in the interview, "For me, a real documentary is when you're really listening to somebody; they are the ones that will tell you what the story is, not you."

Pedagogical evaluations and study guides are only available to CAMPUS subscribers.

CAMPUS

Features designed specifically for teachers

Learn more   Already subscribed? Sign in.

Comments

Discuss this film Please sign in to add your comment
Not a member ? Click here

Film Credits

writer
Katerina Cizek
director
Katerina Cizek
editor
Katerina Cizek
producer
Gerry Flahive
cinematographer
Philippe Amiguet
animator
Charuvi Agrawal
sound recordist
Raymond Marcoux
sound editor
Steve Payne
re-recording mixer
Dustin Harris
original music composer
Anne Bourne
research
Katherine Kasirer

Find Similar Films