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Female Eye Film Festival to honor Alanis Obomsawin

The Toronto-based independent film festival, which showcases films directed by women, has unveiled an Aboriginal focus that will include a tribute to documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (pictured).
April 12, 2012

The Female Eye Film Festival, which showcases films directed by women, has unveiled an Aboriginal focus that will include a tribute to documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (pictured).

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the Toronto-based independent film festival will launch an Aboriginal Filmmaker Series, highlighting aboriginal artists with a series of experimental shorts filmed in Super 8 by first-time female aboriginal directors, and a multimedia exhibit by Jules Koostachin leading up to the festival.

Obomsawin was previously the recipient of the Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009, and her documentary credits include 1993′s Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, 2006′s Waban-Aki: PeopleĀ  from Where the Sun Rises and 2009′s Professor Norman Cornett – ‘Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?’

The film slate for the festival is to be announced at a later date.

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