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Woman Dress

Woman Dress

| 6 min
2019 5 films

In 1969, Canada passed Bill C-150 into law, which partially decriminalized homosexuality in Canada. Fifty years later, the NFB presents Five@50, a unique collection of five-minute shorts reflecting on contemporary LGBTQ2+ lives and identities. These intimate documentaries range from personal reflection to cultural history, and include experimental forms, animation and dramatization. When it comes to progress and queer culture, what have we gained? And what have we lost along the way?


Pre-contact, a Two Spirit person named Woman Dress travels the Plains, gathering and sharing stories. Featuring archival images and dramatized re-enactments, this film shares a Cuthand family oral story, honouring and respecting Woman Dress without imposing colonial binaries on them.

  • writer
    Theo Jean Cuthand
  • director
    Theo Jean Cuthand
  • producer
    Justine Pimlott
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • featuring
    Beth Cuthand
    Theo Jean Cuthand
    Kiley May
  • director of photography
    Gabriela Osio Vanden
  • editor
    Maria Todorov-Topouzov
  • costume designer
    Sage Paul
  • production supervisor
    Marcus Matyas
  • unit production manager
    Priscilla Galvez
  • production coordinator
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • assistant camera
    Jacob White
  • gaffer
    John Palanca
  • hair artist
    Misty Fox
  • makeup artist
    Misty Fox
  • sound recordist
    Miles Thorogood
    Kevin Riley
  • production assistant
    Alexander Humilde
    Renee Poujade
  • VFX supervisor
    Maria Todorov-Topouzov
  • transcription
    Grahame Hinton-Barber
  • manager studio operations
    Mark Wilson
  • studio administrator
    Patricia Bourgeois
  • technical coordinator
    Kevin Riley
  • studio coordinator
    Carly Kastner
  • technical assistant
    Q'Mal Labad-Workman
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • post production services
    SIM Post Toronto
  • colorist
    Andrew Ross
  • online editor
    Ty Delgaty
  • assistant on-line editor
    Steve Thorpe
  • sound editor
    Kathy Choi
  • assistant re-recording mixer
    Jesse Fellows
  • re-recording mixer
    Stacy Coutts


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