First Nations Director, Alanis Obomsawin

In this featured post, the spotlight is on acclaimed and distinguished First Nations Director, Producer and Order of Canada recipient Alanis Obomsawin and her celebrated body of work in the last 40 years. In one of her latest interviews (with Q), Alanis spoke of her recent documentaries Hi-Ho Mistahey! and The People of the Kattawapiskak River / Le peuple de la rivière Kattawapiskak and in particular of the sacredness of listening in her approach to capture the dignity that even the most impoverished people and communities like Kattawapiskak have found in their… Read More

Professor Norman Cornett: “Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?” (2009)

In the following feature presentation of the National Film Board of Canada, First Nations filmmaker Dr. Alanis Obomsawin narrates and produced a forcefully inspiring documentary on the unorthodox McGill Professor Norman Cornett and the injustices of his abrupt dismissal at McGill University in 2007. The documentary entitled “Professor Norman Cornett: ‘Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?’” chronicles the life-changing and student-centric pedagogical approaches Professor Cornett employed to release his students from the regurgitative type of academic study onto an academic study that tapped into their own… Read More