A new producer at the Quebec, Canadian Francophonie and Acadian Documentary Studio
Mélanie Brière. Photo taken by Frédérick Rousseau.
November 1, 2022 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
We’re very pleased to announce the appointment of Mélanie Brière to the position of Producer at the Montreal office of the Quebec, Canadian Francophonie and Acadian Documentary Studio. Since November 2021, she’s been working at the Studio as an associate producer to promote Indigenous filmmaking, showcase its creators and build bridges between Indigenous and French-speaking communities.
As a producer, director and activist, Mélanie Brière has produced and directed documentaries, short films and awareness-raising works for Wapikoni. She organized the first Wapikoni arts residency as part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019) and was executive producer of the documentary series Dans un territoire près de chez vous (Terre Innue/APTN and Unis).
In 2018, she wrote the Wapikoni Teaching Guide: An Introduction to the Diversity of Indigenous Cultures in Canada for teachers in schools associated with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Since 2017, she’s been an ambassador for Mikana, an organization that raises awareness about the realities of Indigenous Peoples, and she serves on the diversity and inclusion committee of the Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM). She is also a member of the NFB’s Indigenous Advisory Group and sits on the Space for Life and Musique Nomade boards.
Mélanie is a Quebecer and member of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation, formerly known as the Maliseet of Viger First Nation.
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French version here | Version française ici.
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