Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger

Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger

| 1 h 5 min

Alanis Obomsawin's 52nd film tells the story of how the life of Jordan River Anderson initiated a battle for the right of First Nations and Inuit children to receive the same standard of social, health and educational services as the rest of the Canadian population.

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  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    Maarten Kroonenburg
    Ben Low
    Kent Nason
    Pedro Ruiz
    René Sioui Labelle
    Martin Duckworth
  • drone footage
    Robert Rideout
  • location sound
    Tod Van Dyk
    Lynne Trépanier
    Thierry Morlass-Lurbe
    Gaëlle Komàr
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • production assistant
    Ryan Queskekapow
  • guide/driver
    Richard Jackson
  • original music
    Lauren Bélec
    Michel Dubeau
  • musician
    Michel Dubeau
    Lauren Bélec
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music pre-mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • animation
    Glenn Gear
  • Cree translation
    Madeline Gamblin
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Katherine Kasirer
  • rights clearances
    Katherine Kasirer
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • graphic design
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Jacques-Bertrand Simard
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Jacques-Bertrand Simard
  • digital editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
    Mira Mailhot
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing coordinator
    Sophie Thouin
    Jolène Lessard
  • publicist
    Patricia Dillon-Moore
    Jennifer Mair
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • production coordinator
    Christine Williams
  • senior production coordinator
    Camila Blos
  • studio administrator
    Camila Blos
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom

  • Northwoods

    This beautiful film brought many tears and a new awareness to us of the extent of colonial attitudes by our governments and yes, ourselves as well. May GOD have mercy on us and grant us the grace to move forward in love and true reconciliation toward our indigenous brothers and sisters. We are one and must share the same heart beat. Brian & Marilyn Gallivan Sydney, Cape Breton

    Northwoods, 9 Jul 2021