NFB says production is under way on 40 films by Indigenous creators from across Canada

Vistas: Dancers of the Grass, Credit NFB

The action plan was drafted in collaboration with an Indigenous advisory group and contains 33 commitments in four key areas: organizational transformation, industry leadership, production and distribution.

 

The National Film Board of Canada says it has reached its commitment to spend at least 15 per cent of its production funds on Indigenous works — one year ahead of schedule.

The commitment was part of the NFB’s three-year Indigenous Action Plan.

The NFB says production is under way or was recently completed on 40 films by Indigenous creators from across Canada, which include Tasha Hubbard’s award-winning feature doc “nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up,” which is in theatres across Canada; Michelle Latimer’s feature doc “The Inconvenient Indian,” which is winding up production; and Alanis Obomsawin’s upcoming documentary “Jordan’s Principle.”

The NFB says Indigenous employees now represent 1.25 per cent of its staff, inching closer to a commitment to achieve four per cent Indigenous representation across all sectors and levels of the its workforce by 2025.

For more details on NFB's Indigenous film collection, visit there website

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