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National Film Board of Canada announces distribution path for Inconvenient Indian.


March 21, 2022 – Montreal – The National Film Board of Canada

After a series of meaningful consultations involving all the Indigenous participants whose stories the film presents and the National Film Board of Canada’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, the NFB, 90th Parallel Productions and producer Jesse Wente have arrived at an accountable path forward for Inconvenient Indian, one that acknowledges the collective contribution of the on-screen Indigenous participants. The film will be made available for educational distribution and community screenings beginning in the fall of 2022. This decision reflects 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.

Broadcast details:

  • aptn e/hd – 9:00 p.m. ET
  • aptn w – 9:00 p.m. MT
  • aptn n – 9:00 p.m. CT

About the film

In this time of radical change and essential re-examination, Inconvenient Indian brings to life Thomas King’s brilliant dismantling of North America’s colonial narrative, reframing this history with the powerful voices of those continuing the tradition of Indigenous resistance.

Inconvenient Indian is 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.

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Related Products

Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailers, synopses: Inconvenient Indian

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