Protect Our Future Daughters: The Wapikoni Indigenous Filmmakers Collection
Catalogue Number: WM0020EN
Producer: Wapikoni Mobile
Producing Agencies: Wapikoni Mobile
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 5:45
Protect Our Future Daughters is a short docu-drama about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) of Canada. Narrator Maryanne Junta is a young L’nu artist and activist who shares the name of an indigenous woman who went missing in Boston, MA in 1982. She describes Jaime Black’s REDress project, an art installation exhibited at Nipissing University and across North America. Through poetic imagery and visual rhetoric, Maryanne presents information that helps viewers understand the extent of this crisis and hold space in memory for the MMIW of Eskasoni Mi’kmaw Nation, NS, other parts of Canada, and globally.
Helena Lewis was born on May 5, 2001 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was raised in Eskasoni First Nation. She is a passionate, thoughtful, and hardworking high school student with a growing interest in film and the arts. She is a talented and avid writer and drawer and would like to continue filmmaking in the future.
Maryanne Junta was born on October 17, 2000 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and has grown up in Eskasoni First Nation. Her interest in social justice and the arts has led her to become a vocal advocate of missing and murdered indigenous women and people in her community and beyond.
English narration with English subtitles.
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