Beans: First Mohawk film voted best in Canada

COURTESY SEBASTIEN RAYMOND Making her 12-year-old heart tremendously proud, filmmaker and director Kahnawa’kehró:non Tracey Deer made Kanien’kehá:- ka history this week, big time. Deer’s first-ever feature film, “Beans” won best picture on the last night of the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, along with the John Dunning best first feature award. “I was shocked,”

Animated doc on ironworkers hits festival

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Kanesatake filmmaker recognized by peers

As an Indigenous filmmaker, it was important for Bonspille-Boileau to include as many people from her community as possible. (COURTESY SONIA BONSPILLE-BOILEAU) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news like this flowing, in our print product,

TIFF highlights three Indigenous films

There is no release date for Blood Quantum as of yet. However, the movie was showcased to the audience at TIFF on September 5 as part of Midnight Madness. (Courtesy Brigitte Hurley) [apss_share] From Thursday September 5 to the 15th, three Indigenous films will be showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival

From shorts to features to video games, Jacobs is on a roll

(Courtesy Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs) [juiz_sps buttons="facebook, twitter, mail"] Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs went through a spat of time when she may have thought Rhymes for Young Ghouls would be her heroic swan song in the acting world. In acting, not working is not progressing, and Jacobs suffered through over a year of near misses, callbacks