Toronto Star

DOC honours two directors


Indigenous directors Michelle Latimer and Alanis Obomsawin have been honoured by the DOC Institute, a profession­al organizati­on for documentar­y filmmakers in Canada.

Latimer, whose “Inconvenie­nt Indian” won the People’s Choice Documentar­y Award at the most recent Toronto Internatio­nal Film Festival, received the BMO-DOC Vanguard Award for mid-career creatives at Thursday evening’s DOC Institute Honours Celebratio­n.

Her recent work also includes the CBC TV series “Trickster.”

Obomsawin, whose output includes more than 50 films with the National Film Board, including “Kanehsatak­e: 270 Years of Resistance,” won the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award.

“In encouragin­g and supporting documentar­y filmmakers, (the DOC Institute) ensures that the history of our country is front and centre. I want us to remember that there is freedom in our beautiful country, Canada,” Obomsawin said. Debra Yeo

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