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First Stories - ati-wîcahsin (It's Getting Easier)

First Stories - ati-wîcahsin (It's Getting Easier)

| 6 min

In this short film, filmmaker Tessa Desnomie celebrates the life and times of her grandmother, Jane Merasty. Born and raised on the trapline, this Woodlands Cree woman has witnessed significant changes throughout her vigorous 80 years. First Stories is an emerging filmmaker program for Indigenous youth which produced 3 separate collections of short films from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Produced in association with CBC, APTN, SCN, SaskFilm and MANITOBA FILM & SOUND.

  • writer
    Tessa Desnomie
  • director
    Tessa Desnomie
  • cinematographer
    George Hupka
  • picture editor
    Chris Bailey
  • original music
    Tessa Desnomie
  • sound recordist
    Lanny Westgard
  • production assistant
    Lorne Duquette
  • special appearance
    Jane Merasty
    Eva Desnomie
  • program coordinator
    Rhonda Slugoski
    Stephanie Scott
  • workshop mentor
    Brian Stockton
    Cary Ciesielski
    Don White
    Ervin Chartrand
    Gail Maurice
    Jackie Dzuba
    Lorne Olsen
    Merelda Fiddler
    Shannon Letandre
    Tasha Hubbard
    Thomas Hale
    Richard Gustin
  • elder
    Roy Crazyhorse Bison
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • production coordinator
    Monique Perron
    Rolande Petit
  • online editor
    Trevor Bennett
  • associate producer
    Stephanie Scott
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur


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