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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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August 2018

The Girls of St. Mary’s

August 30

“The Girls of St. Mary’s” is a rare glimpse into the lives of three Maliseet teenagers on St. Mary’s First Nation, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. St. Mary’s is one of the few urban reserves in Canada and it’s economically strong, But, even here, racism and intolerance take their toll. This one-hour documentary follows a 14, 16 an 17 year-old over a six-month period, as they struggle with inter-racial dating, complicated family relationships and the reality of growing up as aboriginal…

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September 2018

Joey Stylez: No Gimmicks

September 6

From troubled Cree kid on the streets of Saskatoon to a hip hop sensation, Joey Stylez is on a path to stardom most can only dream of. What does he have that other people don’t? This documentary will embark on a journey with Joey to find out what gives him the “it” factor and how his connection to his Cree roots helps him stay grounded.

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Helen Haig-Brown’s Legacy

September 13
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Once on September 13, 2018,
and Once on September 13, 2018

The lasting effects of residential school survivors are apparent virtually across the country. In the touching documentary, Legacy, Helen Haig-Brown explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter, taking us through a journey of healing the lasting effects of abandonment, mistrust and self worth.

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Okpik’s Dream

September 20

Harry Okpik has had a dream since he was young --to be a champion musher. Learning the traditional way of life from the ones he loved, Harry put his knowledge to work. After years of experience, and some set backs in life, he prays he is ready for the big race.

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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.