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NSI Aboriginal Documentary Program

August 17

|Recurring Title (See all)
Once on May 21, 2017,
and Once on May 22, 2017,
and Once on August 17, 2017,
and Once on August 19, 2017,
and Once on August 20, 2017,
and Once on August 21, 2017

Four short films in a one hour special!

Alice_Kevin

Alice & Kevin from director Sam Vint and producer Chris Read
This is the story of Alice Taylor, a life-long resident of the remote fly-in community of St. Theresa Point First Nation. She spends just about every day caring for her adult son Kevin who has cerebral palsy and needs Alice’s round-the-clock assistance.
With Alice’s own health in decline she finds it increasingly difficult to care for her son. She knows Kevin doesn’t receive the same support as other Canadians with cerebral palsy. So in 2010 she filed a Canadian Human Rights complaint against Health Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. As Alice puts it, “He is a Canadian just like you and me.”
 

traditional-beats

Traditional Beats from director Cameron Courchene and producer Crystal Greene
Have you ever been curious as to why First Nations people are always playing drums? In this brief history of the drums of the First Nations Peoples we will discover where they came from, what they represent and why they are always around.

 

 

An Ecstatic Professional

An Ecstatic Professional from director Rhyane Vermette and producer Damien Ferland
Who is Rob Vilar? Only the most criminally unknown character actor who has walked the planet earth. We learn about the mystery surrounding the man through interviews with Winnipeg filmmakers and a variety of clips that show the range and the singular presence that is Rob Vilar.

 

Submitted photos Family and friends at the gravesite of Sgt. Peter Partridge (seen below).

Finding Sergeant Partridge from directors Gabriel Constant and Neil Bignell and producer Gabriel Constant
Two Peter Partridges, two worlds apart, two families searching. This film tells the story of a granddaughter in England who embarks on a search for her grandfather’s roots and finds much more. Solving her family’s mystery unites her with a family she didn’t know she had in The Pas, Manitoba ending their search for a brother they weren’t sure existed.
 
 

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Date:
August 17

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