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The Lake Winnipeg Project

Kevin Settee
2021 | Four-part documentary series (10-15 min shorts)
Original English version


About the Series: Long Text, Two-Liner, One-Liner


MATHESON ISLAND TWO-LINER, ONE-LINER


MATHESON ISLAND CREDITS

Matheson Island Excerpt

Matheson Island Images

Kevin Settee
Photo : © Kevin Settee
Lake Winnipeg at sunrise
Melvin Whiteway listening for the jigger under the ice
Ronnie Whiteway, Melvin Whiteway, Robert Whiteway
Kevin Settee
Photo : © Kevin Settee
Bombardier on the Ice
The Whiteways Ice Fishing


POPLAR RIVER TWO-LINER, ONE-LINER


Poplar River Credits

POPLAR RIVER EXCERPT

Poplar River Images

Kevin Settee
Photo : © Kevin Settee
Kevin Settee
Photo : © Kevin Settee
Poplar River community members outside fishing camp at Weaver Lake
Poplar River Land Guardian Clint Bittern


CAMP MORNINGSTAR TWO-LINER, ONE-LINER


Camp Morningstar Credits

CAMP MORNINGSTAR EXCERPT

Camp Morningstar Images

Jonathan Ventura
Photo : © Jonathan Ventura
Camp Morningstar sign
Jonathan Ventura
Photo : © Jonathan Ventura
Kelvin Ramsey
Jonathan Ventura
Photo : © Jonathan Ventura
Ivy Canard and Aldeen Starr Mason
Jonathan Ventura
Photo : © Jonathan Ventura
Marcel Hardisty
Jonathan Ventura
Photo : © Jonathan Ventura
Camp Morningstar flags
Jonathan Ventura
Photo : © Jonathan Ventura
Dreyson Smith


FISHER RIVER TWO-LINER, ONE-LINER


Fisher River Credits

FISHER RIVER EXCERPT

Fisher River Images

Kailey Arthurson at home
Sharon Mckay and William Whiteway fishing

BEHIND THE SCENES IMAGES

Jonathan Ventura
Photo : © Jonathan Ventura
Director Kevin Settee and DOP Scott Parker at Camp Morningstar.
Alicia Smith
Photo : © Alicia Smith
Director Kevin Settee with Waylon Bittern and Roger Douglas.
Alicia Smith
Photo : © Alicia Smith
Director Kevin Settee and DOP Scott Parker at Weaver Lake.

TEAM


Kevin Settee
Writer and Director
Biography
Photo
Photo : Jonathan Ventura


Kevin Settee

Kevin Settee is an Anishinaabe/Cree community facilitator with family and deep community connections across the Lake Winnipeg area. His family roots are in Fisher River Cree Nation, Matheson Island and Dauphin River. He grew up in Winnipeg’s West End and has experience in community organizing, student politics, digital media and Indigenous Rights activism. A father of two children, he cares deeply about cultural resurgence and regaining cultural knowledge and practices through ceremony. He is currently developing a docuseries on professional Indigenous hockey players in the NHL and wants to continue storytelling with Indigenous communities through photography and documentary filmmaking.


Scott Parker
Filmmaking Mentor and DOP
Biography
Photo
Photo : Jonathan Ventura


Scott Parker

(BIO TO COME)


Alicia Smith
Producer
Biography
Photo


Alicia Smith

Alicia Smith is a producer in Winnipeg with the North West Studio, where she works with creators across the country on docsanimation and interactive works. Her NFB credits include Katherena Vermette and Erika MacPherson’s this river(Best Short Documentary Film, Canadian Screen Awards), Kevin Lee Burton’s God’s Lake Narrows (Best Use of Photography, Webbys) and Guy Maddin’sSeances, which premiered at Tribeca. She recently wrapped production on Kevin Settee’s multi-year, community-based The Lake Winnipeg Project. 


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


David Christensen

David Christensen is the executive producer of the NFB’s North West Studio, which looks after documentary, animation and interactive production in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Recent films from the studio include Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, WALL, directed by Cam Christiansen, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’sAngry Inuk, The Tournament, directed by Sam Vint, and Supreme Law, directed by Katerina Cizek.

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  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories, and participatory 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. 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 destination on NFB.ca.