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Dispatch: The Musician Behind 8TH Fire

Meet Cris Derksen the talented young composer and cellist commissioned to create the music for the CBC's television series 8th Fire. CBC reporter Angela Sterritt profiles the Vancouver-based composer, who is half Cree and half Mennonite. She talks about her artistic process and how her Aboriginal heritage is reflected in her music.

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Filmed by: John Collins
Edited by: Tristan Le Rudulier


Cris Derksen

About the Filmmaker

Angela Sterritt is a broadcast journalist, writer and visual artist. She has worked with the CBC and Radio Canada in Vancouver, Prince George, Manitoba and Toronto. Sterritt also writes for numerous newspapers and publications across Canada. She is a proud member of the Gitxsan Nation, of the Gitanmaax band and also has Irish roots. Read more