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Freedom Road

Angelina McLeod
2019 | 5 short Films

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection (FREEDOM ROAD: YOUTH / OSHKAADIZIIG)imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival , Toronto, Canada (2019)

A Documentary Series from Shoal Lake 40


Freedom Road Series (Long Synopsis)


1) FREEDOM ROAD: CONTEXT (Synopsis)


2) FREEDOM ROAD: MEN / ININIWAG (Synopsis)


3) FREEDOM ROAD: WOMEN / IKWEWAG (Synopsis)


4) FREEDOM ROAD: YOUTH / OSHKAADIZIIG (Synopsis)


5) FREEDOM ROAD: ELDERS / GITCHI-AYA' AAG (Synopsis)


Q&A with Angelina McLeod

CLIPS

Promotional Materials

Images


Historical Timeline: Freedom Road


Historical Overview: Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, Water and Winnipeg

Team


Angelina McLeod
Filmmaker
Biography
Photo
Photo : Greg Gallinger


Angelina McLeod

Angelina McLeod is an activist, scholar, filmmaker and mother from Shoal Lake 40 Anishinaabeg First Nation, located on the border of Manitoba and Ontario. She was the Indigenous Scholar-in-Residence at the Manitoba Museum and is currently a University of Manitoba graduate student working on her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair. Angelina is studying sacred Midewiwin birch-bark scrolls, which have been passed down through her family for generations.

Angelina was also featured in Charlene Moore’s When the Children Left, a documentary about her life and the death of her sister, who went missing after leaving the community to attend high school. She is collaborating with Jessica Jacobson-Konefall on a photo-archival project about Shoal Lake 40 First Nation and her family that’s scheduled to be completed by summer 2020.


Alicia Smith
Producer
Biography
Photo


Alicia Smith

Alicia Smith is a producer for the National Film Board of Canada’s North West Studio, where she works with filmmakers, artists and communities in the creation of documentary, animation and interactive projects. She produced this river, which won Best Short Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards (2017), and Nowhere Land, which won Best Short Documentary Film at imagineNATIVE (2015). Interactive productions include Guy Maddin’s Seances, which launched at Tribeca Storyscapes (2016), and God’s Lake Narrowswhich won a Webby Award in 2012. She’s been working with several members of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation since 2016 and the resulting series of five short films, Freedom Road, is set to be released in the fall of 2019.


David Christensen
Executive Producer (NFB)
Biography
Photo
Photo : NFB


David Christensen

David Christensen is an Executive Producer at the National Film Board of Canada. He manages the North West Studio, which oversees NFB documentary, animation, and interactive production in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Recent films from the North West Studio include Tasha Hubbard’s “We Will Stand Up”, “Supreme Law” directed by Katerina Cizek, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s “Angry Inuk”, “ WALL”, directed by Cam Christiansen, and “Metamorphosis”, directed by Nova Ami and Velcro Ripper. In total, the NWS has about 25-30 projects in development and production at any one time.

Credits

Written and Directed by
Angelina McLeod

Producer
Alicia Smith

Executive Producer
David Christensen

Picture Editor
Erika MacPherson

Director of Photography
Tyler Funk

Sound Design
Anita Lubosch



Press Relations

  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer of creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories, and immersive experiences. Since 1968, the NFB has produced over 300 works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers—an unparalleled collection that pushes past dominant narratives and provides Indigenous perspectives to Canadian and global audiences. Guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the NFB is implementing an action plan with commitments that include devoting a minimum of 15 percent of overall production spending to Indigenous-led productions and making these works more accessible via Indigenous Cinema, a new destination on NFB.ca, and its apps for mobile devices.