First Stories - Two Spirited

First Stories - Two Spirited


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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.

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First Stories - Two Spirited, Sharon A. Desjarlais, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • 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

  • 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