Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger profiles the battle of the First Nations to have equal access to government-funded services. Born into the Norway House Cree Nation of Manitoba, Jordan River Anderson would spend all five years of his life living in a hospital. He couldn’t even get special housing arranged because neither the Canadian federal and Manitoban provincial governments could come to an agreement. This is honestly ridiculous. How hard is it to come to…"Toronto 2019: Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger"
MERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen profiles filmmaker Merata Mita and the influential role she played in being a pioneer of Indigenous cinema. Despite my being a film buff, I was very unfamiliar with the filmmaker’s story going into the film. This changed upon viewing the documentary–which runs under 90 minutes. After her death in 2010, her son, Hepi, wanted to find out what it was that led her to champion Indigenous cinema. Without her,…"Sundance 2019: MERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen"