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First Stories - Volume I

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In First Stories - Volume 1, four Aboriginal filmmakers explore the realities of their lives in 21st century Canada. With humour and compassion, their films deal with a range of topics including Native culture/identity, Native traditions, Native art and street gangs. The release includes four five-minute documentaries: Patrick Ross, Nganawendaanan Nde'ing (I Keep Them in My Heart), My Indian Name and Apples & Indians. Also on the DVD are extra features such as 'The Big Picture,' a behind-the-scenes look at the NFB's First Stories program and 'Meet the Filmmakers,' a deeper look at what inspired each director, and ideas on how young people can pursue a career in filmmaking. For information on the First Stories filmmaker program, visit First Stories.

2006, 66 min 39 s

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Award of Commendation
American Anthropological Association
November 28 to December 1 2007, Washington - USA

Silver World Medal - Category: Cultural Issues
The New York Festivals / Festival Competition
February 2 2007, New York - USA