March 21, 2022
MONTREAL, Que. – After a series of meaningful consultations involving all the Indigenous participants whose stories the film presents and the National Film Board of Canada’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, the NFB, 90th Parallel Productions and producer Jesse Wente have arrived at an accountable path forward for Inconvenient Indian, one that acknowledges the collective contribution of the on-screen Indigenous participants. The film will be made available for educational distribution and community screenings beginning in the fall of 2022. This decision reflects the shared priority by all involved to have the film serve its highest value.
Additionally, as part of this path forward, Inconvenient Indian will be making its world broadcast premiere on APTN on Friday, April 8, 2022, at 9 p.m., across all APTN channels. The film will also be available for streaming on APTN lumi the following day.
- aptn e/hd – 9 p.m. ET
- aptn w – 9 p.m. MT
- aptn n – 9 p.m. CT
About the film
In this time of radical change and essential re-examination, Inconvenient Indian brings to life Thomas King’s brilliant dismantling of North America’s colonial narrative, reframing this history with the powerful voices of those continuing the tradition of Indigenous resistance.
Inconvenient Indian is directed by Michelle Latimer and features Thomas King, Christi Belcourt, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Nyla Innuksuk, The Halluci Nation, Skawennati, Jason Edward Lewis, Carman Tozer, Steven Lonsdale and Kent Monkman. Inconvenient Indian is produced by Stuart Henderson (90th Parallel Productions), Justine Pimlott (NFB) and Jesse Wente. The executive producers are Gordon Henderson for 90th Parallel Productions and Anita Lee, head of the NFB’s Ontario Studio in Toronto.
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About the NFB
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the foremost creative centres in the world. As a public producer and distributor of Canadian content, a talent incubator and a lever for Canada’s creative sector, the NFB produces nearly one hundred titles every year—from socially engaged documentaries and auteur animation to groundbreaking interactive works and participatory experiences. It was among the first cultural organizations to make clear commitments to gender parity; to launch an action plan with the goal of supporting Indigenous perspectives; and to establish concrete actions and targets that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition to serving as a reference point around the world for digitization and preservation practices, the NFB ensures the long-term conservation of its works as part of the audiovisual heritage of all Canadians.
APTN launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world. Since then, the network has become a global leader in programming that celebrates the rich diversity of Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island and beyond. A respected non-profit and charitable broadcaster, APTN shares authentic stories in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages with over 10 million Canadian subscribers. APTN proudly features over 80% Canadian content and inspires audiences via multiple platforms, including its Indigenous-focused streaming service, APTN lumi.
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