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From Up North

Trudy Stewart | CANADA | 2017 | 13 MIN | Short DOcumentary

Thursday 19 October 2017 | 11:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Toronto Premiere

Screening as part of Birth of a Family

 

During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, filmmaker Trudy Stewart documented Elders’ stories. In this touching short, Noel Starblanket shares his experiences of attending Lebret Indian Residential School. As Trudy listens to his story, she offers a poetic reflection of her own life and the impact of their stories.

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Trudy Stewart is a Cree storyteller hailing from Flying Dust First Nation, Saskatchewan and based in Regina. Trudy works in documentary, dramatic narrative, and comedy as a writer, director, and producer. She also works in communities as a youth workshop facilitator and acts as Festival Director for the mispon: Indigenous Film Festival in Regina.