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Reel Insights brings you in-depth documentaries from around the globe. See the triumphs, losses, and experience the passions of Indigenous peoples, as told by Aboriginal filmmakers.

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November 2018

Tribal Journey: Paddle to Quwatsun

November 20

Native people of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast have a bond with the canoe like no other. The respect for these wood carved items started hundreds of years ago. To honor their ancestors, hundreds of individuals paddle from Bella Bella to Cowichan. Unexpected emotions and incredible transformations take place while manipulating across treacherous waters. While the journey challenges participants physically, spiritually, and mentally, the outcome is nothing short of magical.  

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Chasing Lear

November 27

As a young theatre student August Schellenberg, saw his first play, King Lear.  Over the years Augie often spoke of how he'd love to see an all Native Shakespeare play.  Four decades later, a phone call brought tears to Augie’s eyes as his dream was promised to be reality.  Chasing Lear takes viewers behind the scenes during dress rehearsals, prop making, and costume fitting as an all-Aboriginal cast performing Shakespeare on an A-house main stage is a first in Canadian History.

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December 2018

It Was A Woman

December 4

Cherri Low Horn shares her story of growing up in a desperate situation. It was much later in her life that she began to realize what was actually going on during her childhood. As Cherri faced the reality of her times growing up, she learned coping mechanisms from an important person who may have saved her.

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NSI Aboriginal Documentary Program 2014

December 11

Four amazing documentaries in one hour!

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About Reel Insights

Reel Insights brings you in-depth documentaries from around the globe. See the triumphs, losses, and experience the passions of Indigenous peoples, as told by Aboriginal filmmakers.