First Stories - My Indian Name

My Indian Name documents filmmaker Darryl Nepinak's journey as he receives his Indian name. This short film takes a look at how traditional culture continues to shape and influence our modern sense of self. Why does this important personal ceremony take place? What does it mean to get one's name? How do others, who have already received their names, now see themselves? How do others see them? Through intimate interviews with family, friends, and elders, Darryl considers these important questions and finds some revealing answers along the way.

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Film Credits

writer
Darryl Nepinak
director
Darryl Nepinak
cinematographer
Claude Savard
Sean Parenteau
sound recordist
George Addis
Marlin Greyeyes
picture editor
Blair Scott
sound editor
Anita Lubosch
original music
Jesse Green
re-recording mixer
Howard Rissin
producer
Joe MacDonald

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