The Knowledge Network and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council are collaborating on a new documentary initiative about First Nations cultural revitalization in British Columbia.
Knowledge Network will commission two half-hour compilations, each comprised of 10 short documentaries that showcase efforts to revitalize First Nations languages, arts, cultures and heritage and its positive impact on communities. The stories will inspire and celebrate British Columbia’s First Peoples and demonstrate what makes cultures so vibrant, resilient and hopeful for the future.
“We’re delighted to partner once again with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council in supporting B.C.
Indigenous filmmakers,” said Sarah MacDonald, interim President, British Columbia’s Knowledge
Network. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with Indigenous producers and sharing their
stories with audiences across British Columbia.”
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is able to support Indigenous filmmakers to tell compelling
stories about Indigenous peoples in B.C.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Knowledge Network on films, which recognize B.C. First Nations
cultural revitalization practices and showcase Indigenous knowledge and ways of being as unique and
diverse as we are,” said Tracey Herbert, CEO of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. “Sharing our stories through these short films celebrates and highlights Indigenous leadership and innovation.”
The call for proposals from B.C. Indigenous producers is now open with more information available at
www.knowledge.ca/indigenousproducers. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 17, 2023 at
5 p.m. The films will premiere on Knowledge Network’s television and streaming platforms in 2024.
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