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Loon Lake

Indian Film Crew | Short Documentary
Cree | Canada | 1969 |23 min

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 4:30pm
Shorts Program: Talkback
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space

Loon Lake is a short documentary about the Cree community of Loon Lake, now known as the Loon River First Nation. Made in 1968, the production was the first Cree language film made by the Indian Film Crew, the first all-Indigenous production unit in Canada.

Indian Film Crew

The Indian Film Crew, the first all-Indigenous production unit in Canada, was active in different forms at the National Film Board of Canada between 1968 until 1973. It was established as a joint venture between the Company of Young Canadians (CYC), and Challenge for Change, a participatory media program that had been established at the NFB in 1967.