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Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin is a member of the Abenaki Nation and one of Canada's foremost documentary filmmakers. Throughout her career she has directed 50 films with the National Film Board of Canada that explore the lives and concerns of Canada's First Nations. Despite her widespread acclaim as a filmmaker Obomsawin initially set out to be a singer, beginning her career in New York City as a professional vocalist in 1960. Seven years later, NFB producers Joe Koenig and Bob Verrall invited her to act as a consultant for a film on Indigenous people. She quickly fell in love with the camera and never looked back. Ms. Obomsawin has received worldwide acclaim not only as a filmmaker but also as a visual artist. Her practice simultaneously crusades for the rights and well-being of indigenous populations while celebrating their culture and heritage. Although these works have become the focal point of her public and critical acclaim, Obomsawin is equally accomplished as a lyricist and musician. She has been singing professionally since the '60s and has an extensive history performing for humanitarian causes at universities, museums, prisons, festivals and art centres. Her 1988 album Bush Lady - the only official recording Obomsawin ever released…

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Bush Lady Alanis Obomsawin

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Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin is a member of the Abenaki Nation and one of Canada's foremost documentary filmmakers. Throughout her career she has directed 50 films with the National Film Board of Canada that explore the lives and concerns of Canada's First Nations. Despite her widespread acclaim as a filmmaker Obomsawin initially set out to be a singer, beginning her career in New York City as a professional vocalist in 1960. Seven years later, NFB producers Joe Koenig and Bob Verrall invited her to act as a consultant for a film on Indigenous people. She quickly fell in love with the camera and never looked back. Ms. Obomsawin has received worldwide acclaim not only as a filmmaker but also as a visual artist. Her practice simultaneously crusades for the rights and well-being of indigenous populations while celebrating their culture and heritage. Although these works have become the focal point of her public and critical acclaim, Obomsawin is equally accomplished as a lyricist and musician. She has been singing professionally since the '60s and has an extensive history performing for humanitarian causes at universities, museums, prisons, festivals and art centres. Her 1988 album Bush Lady - the only official recording Obomsawin ever released…

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