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