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Sigwan ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB534610
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Alanis Obomsawin, Sally Bochner
Directors:  Alanis Obomsawin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Literature, Fiction, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Literature, Religious Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2005
Running Time:  12m 48s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Sigwan tells the touching story of a young girl who is comforted and counselled by the animals of the forest. Written and directed by distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, the film addresses issues of exclusion and prejudice that exist within many communities worldwide. Visually breathtaking and in High-Definition, Sigwan is a simple, transformative parable of acceptance.

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