The story of how a new era of Indigenous filmmaking began in Canada

In 1968, a new NFB program started using film to amplify the voices of marginalized communities

A scene from 'You Are On Indian Land,' the classic 1969 NFB doc that puts the audience in the middle of conflict between First Nations and police. (NFB)

About the Author

Tina Hassannia

Tina Hassannia is a writer and film critic based in Toronto.