NSI IndigiDocs film From Up North wins at Wairoa Maori Film Fest

Trudy Stewart and Noel Starblanket

Congratulations to Trudy Stewart (pictured) and Janine Windolph whose NSI IndigiDocs film From Up North took home the International Indigenous Award at the 2017 Wairoa Maori Film Festival in New Zealand over the weekend.

The film features Noel Starblanket (pictured) who shares his experiences of attending the Lebret Indian Residential School. While listening to Noel’s stories Trudy reflects on her time listening to survivors’ stories and her connection to the Indian Residential School legacy.

Trudy and Noel attended the festival and received their award in person. Congratulations to the whole team behind From Up North.

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NSI IndigiDocs is a development launch pad for producer/director teams looking to produce a short documentary.

NSI IndigiDocs 2016 was supported by Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Bootcamp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment OneSuper Channel; Corus EntertainmentTelefilm Canada; Breakthrough EntertainmentimagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival and Hots Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative Saskatchewan; Industry Partners National Film Board of CanadaAcademy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media.

NSI IndigiDocs 2016-18 is funded by Program Partners APTN, Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors the Directors Guild of Canada, Entertainment One, Super ChannelCorus Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts FestivalHot Docs International Documentary FestivalBreakthrough Entertainment and the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partners National Film Board and the Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media.

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