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The Wake

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Set in contemporary Alberta, The Wake is the story of the love affair that blossoms between a well-meaning Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and a young Métis woman. The Métis have a strong sense of community, but there is also a feeling of separateness defined by racial origins and economics. In this atmosphere, the romance offers a new sense of hope. Then, during a dark winter's night on a frozen lake, something happens to change the lovers' lives forever.

1986, 57 min 51 s

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Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Script Award (Sharon Riis)
Yorkton Film Festival
May 25 to 29 1988, Yorkton - Canada

Special Jury Award - Certificate of Merit for Acting (Dianne Debassige)
Yorkton Film Festival
May 25 to 29 1988, Yorkton - Canada

Superchannel Best Script - with a cash award of 1,000$
Yorkton Film Festival
May 25 to 29 1988, Yorkton - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Dramatic Program or Mini Series (Victoria Snow)
Gemini Awards
December 8 to 9 1987, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Pay Television Dramatic Series
Gemini Awards
December 8 to 9 1987, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini Series (Sharon Riis)
Gemini Awards
December 8 to 9 1987, Toronto - Canada

Most Promising Actress Award given to (Dianne Debassige) for her roles in PLACES NOT OUR OWN and THE WAKE
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 12 to 15 1987, San Francisco - USA

Alcan Award (Public's Award for Cinema) given to IKWE and THE WAKE - with a cash prize of 2,000$
Festival of Films and Videos by Women (SILENCE ELLES TOURNENT)
June 4 to 14 1987, Montréal - Canada