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Cree filmmaker Jules Koostachin believes industry now understands that Indigenous voices matter – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202327 Views

Jan 31, 2023

When Cree filmmaker Jules Koostachin was pitching her first feature-length film, she was getting so used to being rejected and hearing “No” that she thinks she may have fallen out of her chair when she finally hear the word “Yes.”

Koostachin knew in her heart that Broken Angel, a film she has been working on since 2006, was an important story that people needed to see.

The film, about a Cree woman and her daughter fleeing gender-based abuse, is an issue Koostachin knows firsthand from working at a women’s shelter.

“Working in the shelter system since 2006, I’ve seen everything and I know the reality of systemic racism and discrimination and violence against Indigenous women, I was living it,” says Koostachin on the latest episode of Face to Face.

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