Dans La série Lac Winnipeg, le cinéaste Kevin Settee nous fait découvrir des communautés et une région qui lui tiennent à cœur.
« C’est important pour les peuples autochtones de raconter des histoires dans les communautés autochtones. Je me sentais à l’aise de réaliser des histoires sur le lac Winnipeg, parce que je sais que ma famille vient de là. »
“It’s important for Indigenous people to be telling stories in Indigenous communities. I felt comfortable doing stories around Lake Winnipeg because I know this is where my family comes from.”
In The Lake Winnipeg Project, Anishinaabe/Cree director Kevin Settee takes an “own-voices” approach to storytelling —giving his community the opportunity to tell their own stories. "
This film tells the story of the Whiteways of Matheson Island, who for generations have depended on commercial fishing as a means of survival and livelihood. The Whiteways share their devotion to their fishing lifestyle and the fulfillment and freedom it provides, as well as various challenges that arise due to factors such as health, government policy and the threatened future of the fishing industry.
This film explores the special connection that Poplar River First Nation has to the lands and waters surrounding their community. Poplar River community members Sophia Rabliauskas and Clint Bittern share their perspectives on the importance and intergenerational responsibility of protecting the lands and waters in their territory for generations to come.
This film narrows in on stories of generosity and perseverance in Fisher River Cree Nation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stories include the purchase and distribution of fish on a community and intra-community level, as well as stories of mothers who experienced unique challenges of their own while continuing to provide support and care to their families and communities.
This film shares the story of Camp Morningstar, a sacred camp established on the east side of Lake Winnipeg that was erected in response to the proposal of a silica sand mine. The film explores Camp Morningstar’s historical and spiritual connections to territory, the role of ceremony and spirituality, and the power of collective action.
"Mary was a Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, the same community that I'm from. She is one of the key women to challenge discrimination against Indigenous women in Canada's Indian Act." Mohawk filmmaker Courtney Montour describes her new documentary on Mary Two-Axe Earley, whose fight for the rights of First Nations women made her a pivotal figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.
"It’s like a gift exchange. People give us a small part of themselves, and in return we give them an experience that's truly different and unique.” With Motto, director Vincent Morisset and author Sean Michaels have developed an innovative new way to tell a story on your phone. Now, it's your turn to add to the narrative."
The new mobile experience Far Away From Far Away takes us to the eastern edge of Canada, on Fogo Island. Meet Creative Directors Bruce Alcock and Jeremy Mendes, who discuss interactive storytelling, the Fogo Process and why they decided to shoot on the iPhone.