Film and TV

Sharing Our Stories for 20 Years

By APTN Communications The story of APTN is a story of the north, the east and the west. APTN tells the stories of Turtle Island. When the network began 20 years ago, it became the world’s first national Indigenous broadcaster, speaking to, and for, the nearly 1.8 million Indigenous peoples living in Canada at the time. APTN’s mission has been to share our peoples’ journey, celebrate our cultures, inspire our children ... Read More »

Freedom Road: A Story of Community, Strength and Perseverance

On November 5th, residents of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and members of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation gathered at the Winnipeg Art Gallery to witness the world premiere of Freedom Road. A National Film Board of Canada production, this five-part documentary film series follows the two-year construction of a 25-km stretch (called “Freedom Road”) connecting Shoal Lake 40 Anishinaabe First Nation, which sits on the ... Read More »

The Grizzlies

Gut wrenching, Shocking, Painful, Funny, Inspirational and Full of Heart Based on an inspiring true story, The Grizzlies spent six weeks as the number one Canadian film in Canada last spring, and will be screened in communities and schools across the country in the new school year. A project nine years in the making, the film is directed by Toronto’s Miranda de Pencier and co-produced by ... Read More »

Up Close and Personal with Actor Lorne Cardinal

If you’ve ever watched the Emmy-nominated comedy Corner Gas, you may recognize Lorne Cardinal who played Sgt. Davis Quinton, an overly-sensitive police officer who is one of only two police officers in the small town of Dog River. Like many Canadians of my generation, I am familiar with CTV’s Corner Gas  and I was really looking forward to speaking directly with the multi-talented actor and director. I was pleasantly surprised when he walked ... Read More »

Kumiko Konishi

American actress Kumiko Konishi has been perfecting her craft for over a decade, all whilst working a full-time job and raising her two children. You may have seen her in FOX TV’s “ The Following” or CBS Television’s “Madam Secretary” and films “Julia” and in Focus Features’ “Hyde Park on Hudson” in the role of Te Ata (Mary Thompson Fisher), ... Read More »

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