Success and challenges of aboriginal filmmaking

by Peter D. Marshall

by Devin Wilger.


There is a new wave of aboriginal filmmaking both in North America and the world. A panel at the Yorkton Film Festival brought together filmmakers Lisa Jackson and Michelle Latimer spoke about their experience being aboriginal filmmakers and about what is going on in the movement.

Jackson says that there is an indigenous scene that is growing, and she says that there is a sensibility and style growing in the movement. In particular, she cites the ImagineNATIVE film festival as example of how the community is coming together, with strong work and a great deal of effort put into finding and encouraging talent. She says the festival is great because of a combination of the quality of work, but also the community it is building, which has been instrumental in keeping filmmakers going and developing talent.

Read the rest of this article from Yorkton News.

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