First Stories - Two Spirited

First Stories - Two Spirited

This short documentary presents the empowering story of Rodney "Geeyo" Poucette's struggle against prejudice in the Indigenous community as a two-spirited person (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender). 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
    Sharon A. Desjarlais
  • director
    Sharon A. Desjarlais
  • participant
    Rodney "Geeyo" Poucette
    Tomasina Poucette
    Valentina Fox
    Trish Chiniki
  • cinematographer
    Patrick McLaughlin
  • additional cinematography
    William Belcourt
  • sound recordist
    Stan Jackson
  • additional sound
    Per Asplund
  • picture editor
    Paul Mortimer
  • sound edit
    Frank Laratta
  • colour correction
    Joe Media Group
  • original music
    Bull Horn
  • marketing manager
    Kelly Isaac
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • centre administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
    Ginette D'Silva
  • associate producer
    William Belcourt
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur

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  • None

    This is an incredible story, and one that should be shared. It had me in tears, and wanting to hug Geeyo. I am glad Geeyo did not give up on the dream and returned to dancing. Geeyo is courageous and strong. It is unfortunate that great people like Geeyo are being judged and treated poorly because they are true to themselves. Thank you for sharing.

    None, 1 Mar 2023
  • None

    This is an absolutely amazing story. I just stumbled across it on Amazon Prime and had to give it a watch. I'm glad I did, ad it had me in tears but in a sense of solidarity and care. I am First Nations and have many two-spirited people in my life, and I simply cannot imagine these great people being treated differently because of it, or how I might react to such preposterous treatment. Thank you for sharing

    None, 12 Aug 2022
  • None

    Very interesting and knowledgeable

    None, 5 Mar 2019

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