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New film-makers rising among indigenous groups

Kitted with cameras and tips, they make gritty works about their lives

ENCOURAGING STORY-TELLING: Manon Barbeau (above) is the founder of Wapikoni, a non-profit video-production company that provides indigenous communities with equipment and guidance in film-making.


EMILIO Wawatie, a member of Canada's indigenous Anishnabe community, says he was tired of the stereotyping of his country's indigenous peoples on the silver screen, so he launched his own career in film-making. He was then 18.

"You don't have to go back to black-and-white