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Our People Will Be Healed

Alanis Obomsawin
2017 | 97 min

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection - Masters ProgramToronto International Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionImagineNATIVE 2017

  • Official SelectionCalgary International Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionAtlantic International Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionCinefest Sudbury 2017

  • Official SelectionVancouver International Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionRIDM 2017

  • Official SelectionCanada's Top Ten 2018

  • Official SelectionMontreal First Peoples Festival 2018

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Promotional Materials


Alanis Obomsawin
Director | Writer | Producer

Photo : Julie Artacho

Annette Clarke
Executive Producer

Photo : Dave Howells


Inauguration of the Helen Betty Osborne Ininew Resource Centre in Norway House, Manitoba

Production still

Charmaine Condappa, Science Teacher

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Arapaho Sun Dance Smithsonian Anthropological Archives (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s

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Grade 5 Music Class

Gordon Walker and Madeline Gamblin wedding

Agnes Mowat Principal of Helen Betty Osborne Ininew Resource Centre in Norway House, Manitoba

Production still

Chadwin Scatch

Natives Studies Class

Gordon Walker, Cree Language and Culture Advisor

Frontier Division annual Fiddle Jamboree

Cree Language Class

Dennis Day, Cree Language Teacher

Blackfoot Sun Dance 1893 Smithsonian Anthropological Archives (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s

Marshall Mowatt and nephew

North American Indians Curtis Archives


Director / Writer
Alanis Obomsawin

Alison Burns

René Sioui Labelle
Kent Nason
Maarten Kroonenburg
Ben Low

Drone Footage
Robert Rideout

Still photography
Shawn Scribe
Bruce Folster
Doug Braden

Additional footage
Violet Enns

Location Sound
Glenn Hodgins
Thierry Morlaas-Lurbe
Gaëlle Komar

Production Assistant
Ryan Queskekapow

Local Guide
John Leo Woolsey         

Original Music by
Michel Dubeau
Lauren Bélec

Flutes, Futujara, Bawu
Michel Dubeau

Guitar, Piano, Percussion
Lauren Bélec    

Alanis Obomsawin

Voice Recording & Music Pre-mix
Geoffrey Mitchell

Sound Editors
Don Ayer
Leopoldo Gutierrez

Assistant Sound Editor
Eric Marapin

Katherine Kasirer
Alanis Obomsawin

Cree Translation
Madeline Gamblin       

Rights Clearance
Mylène Augustin

Serge Verreault

Graphic Design & Titles
Mélanie Bouchard
Jacques-Bertrand Simard

Digital Editing Technicians
Pierre Dupont
Isabelle Painchaud
Patrick Trahan

Technical Coordinators
Jean-François Laprise
Daniel Lord
Daniel Claveau

Technical Coordinator, Projects and Shooting Equipment
Steve Hallé

Marketing Manager
François Jacques

Marketing Coordinator
Jolène Lessard

Patricia Dillon-Moore

Legal Counsel
Dominique Aubry

Production Coordinators
Christine Williams
Mylène Augustin

Senior Production Coordinators
Isabelle Limoges
Camila Blos

Program Administrators
Leslie Anne Poyntz
Camila Blos

Alanis Obomsawin

Executive Producer
Annette Clarke

Executive Director
Michelle Van Beusekom

Media Relations

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