Canada’s National Film Board announces distribution path for film ‘Inconvenient Indian’

The Inconvenient Indian. Image credit: Facebook page

CMEDIA: A series of meaningful consultations between the National Film Board of Canada’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, the NFB, 90th Parallel Productions, and producer Jesse Wente resulted in not only acknowledging the collective contribution of the on-screen Indigenous participants of the film Inconvenient Indian, but also deciding its future distribution path. 

The film Inconvenient Indian was also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2020

Directed and screen-played by ​Michelle Latimer and adapted from Thomas King’s award-winning book and his 2012 study, ‘The Inconvenient Indian:  A Curious Account of Native People in North America’ explores the ongoing cultural colonization of Indigenous peoples in North America.

Thomas King uses brilliant dismantling of North America’s colonial narrative, reframing this history with the powerful voices of those continuing the tradition of Indigenous resistance.

He eloquently exposes the falsehoods of white supremacy lays bare myths of Indigenous to reveal what has been extracted from the land, culture, and people of Turtle Island.

NBC also decided to make the film available for educational distribution and community screenings beginning in the fall of 2022 reflecting 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 9:00 p.m., across all APTN channels. The film will also be available for streaming on APTN lumi the following day.

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.