Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival kicks off November 20

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival is dedicated to bringing together the best of new indigenous film and video, from across Canada and around the world. Starting Wednesday, November 20. CBC Manitoba will bring you interviews, reviews and coverage of the festival.

5 days of the best new indigenous films and videos

Winnipeg's Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill wrote and produced Yes I Can, a story about a young girl's determination in the face of all odds. The short is part of a Manitoba showcase at Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. (Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill)

It’s the third largest festival of its kind and its happening right here in Winnipeg. 

 

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF), in its 12th year, is dedicated to bringing together the best of new indigenous film and video, from across Canada and around the world.

Starting Wednesday, November 20 CBC Manitoba will bring you interviews, reviews and coverage of the festival.

Information Radio takes you behind the scenes of Rhymes for Young Ghouls,  Up to Speed and CBC Manitoba SCENE brings you top picks for the festival, and CBC News Winnipeg talks to a young Winnipeg filmmaker who overcame remarkable odds to make her film, Yes I Can. 

Wednesday night, CBC News with hosts Janet Stewart and Mitch Peacock will broadcast live from the festival's opening night at Portage Place.

Trailer: CBC reviewer Alison Gillmor recommends Australian film The Sapphires, playing November 22 at WAFF.

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