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

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

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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.

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  • writer
    Tessa Desnomie
  • director
    Tessa Desnomie
  • cinematographer
    George Hupka
  • picture editor
    Chris Bailey
  • original music
    Tessa Desnomie
  • sound recordist
    Lanny Westgard
  • special appearance
    Jane Merasty
    Eva Desnomie
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur