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Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Alanis Obomsawin
2021 | 29 min

Selections and Awards

  • World Premiere - Celebrating Alanis Retrospective TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, (2021)

  • Canada’s Top Ten - ShortsTIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, (2021)

  • Official Selection imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada, (2021)

  • Official SelectionRendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC), Montréal, Canada (2022)





Senator Murray Sinclair giving a speech as he is accepting the WFM-Canada’s World Peace Award in 2016.

Senator Murray Sinclair at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2010.


Alanis Obomsawin
Director | Writer | Producer

Photo : Julie Artacho

Annette Clarke
Executive Producer

Photo : Dave Howells


Writer and Director
Alanis Obomsawin

Alison Burns

Director of Photography
German Gutierrez

Location Sound
Tod Van Dyk

Sound Editor
Don Ayer

Original Music by
Lauren Bélec
Michel Dubeau


Guitar, Piano, Programming
Lauren Bélec

Shakuachi, Native Flute
Michel Dubeau

Éloi Amesse

Jean Paul Vialard

Lead Animator and Compositor
Élise Simard

Additional Animation
Devan Marinaccio

Technical Consultant
Faiyaz Jafri     

Alanis Obomsawin

Archival Research and Rights Clearance
Alanis Obomsawin
Katherine Kasirer

On-line Editor
Denis Pilon

Graphic Design
Mélanie Bouchard
Alain Ostiguy

Titles and Credits
Jacques Bertrand Simard

Digital Editing Technicians
Pierre Dupont
Marie-Josée Gourde
Isabelle Painchaud
Patrick Trahan

Sound Technician
Bernard Belley

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Lord

Post-Production Coordinator
Amanda Roy

Marketing Manager
François Jacques

Nadine Viau

Assistant to Alanis Obomsawin
Michael Shu

Legal Counsel
Dominique Aubry

Production Coordinator
Christine Williams

Senior Production Coordinator
Cheryl Murgatroyd

Studio Administrator
Leslie Anne Poyntz

Alanis Obomsawin

Executive Producer
Annette Clarke

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