Indigenous filmmaking at the NFB: NF4-17/2017E-PDF
“The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has been producing works about Indigenous lives and experience since the early 1940s, but for the first three decades of the NFB’s existence, Indigenous people were restricted to being subjects in films by non-Indigenous directors. It was not until the late 1960s, when Challenge for Change ushered in a radical new participatory approach to production, that Indigenous people began putting their own stories on film. Since that time, the NFB has produced over 280 works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit directors. Today, more than 20 projects by Indigenous directors are underway at the NFB’s studios across Canada, and over the past four years Indigenous production has represented 9.5 percent of overall production spending at the NFB. But these gains were hard won. The struggle of Indigenous people within the NFB mirrors broader social and political struggles to confront Canada’s legacy of internal colonialism and the long, repressive shadow cast by the 1876 Indian Act"--Introd., p. 1.
|Department/Agency||National Film Board of Canada.|
|Title||Indigenous filmmaking at the NFB|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Le cinéma autochtone à l'ONF : un aperçu.|
|Number of Pages||14 p.|
|Subject Terms||Aboriginal peoples, Cinema|
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