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Indigenous movie filmed in Winnipeg hopes to pave the way for more – CTV

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2019151 Views

August 21, 2019

A film that features Indigenous people and language has just wrapped up in Winnipeg.

‘The First Encounter’ is a feature film that was shot in both Manitoba and Alberta. It features an Indigenous cast as well as several scenes spoken in different Indigenous languages including Blackfoot, Nakoda, and Cree.

“It’s a very powerful thing to see,” said producer Tanya Brunel.

The science fiction film is set in a dimension where colonization never occurred, and Indigenous bands evolved into futuristic bands in harmony with the planet. It follows Alice Tallow, a young Metis librarian. When she returns to her hometown of Silt River, a series of strange and unexplained extraterrestrial occurrences start to affect the town.

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